Thursday, September 08, 2011

Today is International Literacy Day!

Today (September 8th) is International Literacy Day -- this is the 45th year it is being celebrated. UNESCO came up with the idea back in the 1960s to draw attention to the fact that many people in the world to not have the gift of education and literacy.

Think of all the things you do every day that required you to read -- everything from reading the morning paper, to reading road signs on your way to work, to reading e-mails, to ordering from a menu, to reading your child a bedtime story -- and lots more in between these activities.

So today -- and every day -- celebrate your good fortune at being able to read, and try to find ways of sharing the gift of literacy.