Scholastic Celebrates World Read Aloud Day Alongside Harry Potter Book Night!
Harry Potter Book Night is almost here, and Scholastic is teaming up with literacy nonprofit LitWorld to celebrate two great events in one! The American publisher of the Harry Potter series will be holding its first official Harry Potter Book Night this year on February 1, which also marks the ninth World Read Aloud Day!
As the press release for the events notes, children view the “read-aloud time” they spend with a parent as special, yet it’s something that they tend to lose as they grow older.
Research from Scholastic Kids & Family Reading Report™ found a majority of children ages 6–17 from the U.S., U.K., Australia, India, and Canada reported they love (or loved) read-aloud time at home because ‘it’s a special time with my parent,’ yet many parents stop reading aloud to their children as they get older.
Joining together World Read Aloud Day and Harry Potter Book Night, Scholastic and LitWorld hope to celebrate the “special bond” that classrooms and families have created by reading the Harry Potter books aloud. The press release also includes a number of activities that will be taking place on February 1, including events held by LitWorld and Scholastic in the United States and in other countries around the world.
This year’s theme for Harry Potter Book Night is Fantastic Beasts! You can find more information on Harry Potter Book Night on the Scholastic website, including a kit for hosting your own event!
You can find the full press release, as posted by WebWire, below.
Are you attending a Harry Potter Book Night event this year? Did you bond with someone by reading the Harry Potter series aloud? Tell us about it in the comments below, and check out our coverage of one of last year’s events!