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The Importance of Health Literacy

We often only associate literacy with reading books or magazines, but there is so much more to it. Health literacy is measured as the degree to which an individual has the skills to comprehend and make informed choices based on the information given regarding their health.

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Reading Enhances Imagination

Imagination can take you to places only you could dream of. It is an important part of life not only for children but also for adults and reading. Discover one of the best ways to foster your imagination.

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Write. Read. Succeed!

September 8th marks International Literacy Day– a day to applaud the progress we have made, and renew our focus on the work that still needs to be done. This year's theme; ‘Literacy and Multilingualism’ reflects the increasing importance of literacy across languages.

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Ready to Celebrate International Literacy Day?

International Literacy Day serves as a reminder of how important literacy is for individuals and society. It’s also a date to reflect on issues that arise with global illiteracy and the work being done towards the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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Literacy is so much more than reading and writing

Literacy is defined as the ability to read and write. However, these skills are necessary, but not sufficient to contribute to the progress of society as a whole, we must move towards the development of critical thinking skills.

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OMG! I Hate Reading

“Oh my God! Why do we have to read? I hate reading.” is a very common expression in students. Finding what the child is interested in is crucial to get them motivated to read in the future years.

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Literacy and Second Languages

Literacy impacts people’s ability to learn a second language and how they can connect with the world. When basic reading, writing, and comprehension skills are not developed due to a lack of childhood education, it can be a real struggle to communicate and learn a new language.

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Learning Generalization is Key in a Rapidly Changing World

Knowledge is power? Not anymore. Skills, not knowledge, stand at the forefront of learning in our quickly evolving world. Having skills in literacy, and being able to generalize those skills, is no longer an ideal – it is a necessity.

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Does Digital Integration Mean Exclusion?

In 2018, UNESCO informed us that almost half the population will be online, this means that to be a fully active and engaged member of society, we would have to be digitally capable and literate. So, it made me think about what this meant to our future and students.

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How do low literacy levels impact on the community?

According to the World Literacy Foundation, 750 million illiterate people can’t read a single word and more than 2 billion people struggle to read and write a sentence. Illiteracy is a global tragedy. At a glance, we often think illiteracy is not being able to read or write, but what does that actually mean on a deeper level?

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Folding Literacy into Everyday Life

Thanks to busy schedules, institutional challenges, and the sheer exhaustion of supporting a family, prioritizing reading often just doesn’t happen. These all-too-common obstacles are why librarians and nonprofits are teaming up to bring books and story hours to laundromats.

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Youth Ambassador

Introducing the next generation of changemakers

The World Literacy Foundation believes the power for long-term change lies in the hands of our youth and they are committed to elevating young leaders for positive change.

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