Did you know that the 8th September is International Literacy Day? The day was founded by UNESCO and first celebrated in 1966 in order to promote and highlight the importance of literacy for everyone.
This year’s international theme is “Lift off to Literacy” and we reckon it’s an ideal time to raise awareness of the importance of literacy and take part in some literacy related activities.
Take a look at the International Reading Association and National Literacy Trust websites for more information about International Literacy Day and some great resources including posters, activity logs and interviews with famous children’s authors. You can also find details on this year’s International Reading Association special task, to celebrate this marvellous day they’re asking teachers to devote 60 seconds every day for 60 days to developing student’s literacy skills including reading, writing, listening and speaking.
We have a fabulous range of bookmarks, stickers, badges and more to inspire and reward literacy activities, head over to our website to feast your eyes now. We’d love to see your International Literacy Day celebrations too, keep us posted via our Facebook and Twitter pages.