If anything, 2021 has been a more challenging year than 2020 for early literacy in the global South. But as with 2020, this year – with all its pandemic-related setbacks – has also seen a lot of innovation and the sharing of ideas.
Now that so many of us are locked down and locked in because of COVID-19, it is the time to explore the virtual world of children’s stories – all free to read and all openly licensed. A few great platforms are listed below:
In February we celebrate World Read Aloud Day (5 February) and International Mother Language Day (21 February).
Here are some links to find openly licensed storybooks and reading resources to read aloud in some of the 7,000 living languages: