Can you get to 21? Kick-start a read aloud habit!

Experts agree that reading aloud from birth through 3rd grade is the single most important thing a parent or caregiver can do to help a child prepare for reading and learning.

Starting on Monday, October 2, and continuing throughout the month, Read Aloud 15 MINUTES is challenging all parents and caregivers to include 15 minutes of reading aloud in their daily routine for 21 days straight.  It’s called, “The 21-Day Read Aloud Challenge!”

We want to know: Can you get to 21?  Many believe that engaging in an activity for 21 days makes it habit forming — and what better habit to have than reading aloud daily for at least 15 minutes, preparing your child for school, learning and life?

Get started! 

  1. Post a photo or video of you reading aloud to your child on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. Please tag @ReadAloud and #21DayReadAloud.
  1. Challenge three more parents with a child from birth to age 8 to accept the #21DayReadAloud Challenge and pass it on.
  1. Continue to post on social media, tagging @ReadAloud and #21DayReadAloud during your own 21-day challenge.
  1. Keep track of your progress on the 21-Day Tracker and use the tips from our 21-Day Content Calendar.

You can sign-up for the Challenge at and, to help both promote and take part in the 21-Day Challenge, we have a wide range of materials available at

We know that parents are a child’s first and most important teacher, and that babies begin learning right from birth. Pediatricians and researchers agree: Reading aloud is one of the most important ways parents can build their babies’ brains and prepare them for learning and literacy. In October, let’s challenge parents to make it a habit that they just can’t quit. Please join us for “The 21-Day Read Aloud Challenge”.

Click here to sign up for the 21 Day Challenge.

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Disclaimer: I have teamed up with Read Aloud in support of this campaign. We received compensation for participation in this campaign. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.


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