Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Take the International Literacy Day Challenge!

Thursday September 8th is International Literacy Day! Started by UNESCO in 1966, the day highlights the importance of literacy to individuals, communities and societies. Every year on International Literacy Day, celebrations take place around the world to support literacy and adult learning.

This September 8th, get involved and take the International Literacy Day Challenge. This year’s challenge focuses on literacy and essential skills for everyone, everywhere. Try out some of these activities to celebrate International Literacy Day – and continue to practice literacy and essential skills every day!
1. Read a book to a child
2. Have a child read a book to an adult
3. Start a blog
4. Take a professional development course
5. Join a social media platform – Linked In, Facebook, Twitter, etc.
6. Write a letter to an old friend – the snail mail way!
7. Share this list with friends and coworkers – and dare them to take the challenge!
8. Play a game of Scrabble
9. Look up and learn a new word (and continue to do so every day for a month!)
10. Use a new form of technology (Smartphone, self-serve checkout, etc.)
Article Source: OLC 

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