22 JANUARY 2024
The first Wednesday of February is globally celebrated as the World Read Aloud Day. Research has shown that young people are more motivated to learn when they are read aloud to as it helps to build their information processing and retention capabilities.
When children are read to, they learn words that they do not ordinarily use, they understand new concepts and this boosts literacy development which is core to reading to learn and academic achievements in latter years. Reading aloud is a de facto part of Story hour sessions in public and community libraries. As the world gets ready to celebrate the day on 7th February, 2024, AfLIA is interested in ensuring that the public and community libraries in the continent understand the why and how of reading aloud.
The webinar will tell and show how public libraries can turn read aloud sessions into fun-filled and learning interactions for children as well as ideas on how different public and community libraries can celebrate the day. The resource persons and the moderator are graduates of AfLIA’s Early Literacy Development course from Eswatini, Zimbabwe and Sierra Leone.
Click on the button below to register. Kindly note that once you register, you will receive reminders about the event.
Upon registration, reminders will be sent to all registrants periodically. This webinar will be hosted on Zoom Conferencing Platform. Participants, who do not have Zoom on their mobile devices and or computers, need to download, install and create an account on Zoom ahead of time (CLICK TO DOWNLOAD). Webinar attendees are encouraged to join early, preferably 15 minutes before the start of the webinar, as one may need time launch the application. The speaker will use a webcam to connect with attendees. Audio and video for the session will be streamed over computer speakers. Attendees are therefore encouraged to connect with a headset or earpiece for maximum utility.
A list of resources and further information will made be available at the end of the webinar, to enable thorough engagement with the webinar content. All registrants will have access to the presentation slides. The webinar recording will be uploaded on AfLIA Youtube Channel soon after the webinar to facilitate continuous engagement with the webinar content by webinar attendees and non-attendees. Please note that this webinar does not involve certificate of participation.
For further enquiries and any assistance relating to the webinar, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.