Pam Allyn, founder of LitWorld, started the celebration of Read Aloud day in 2010. Today, the movement has spread into countries around the world. Pam, like other educators across the country, understands that the read aloud is an important part of a reading curriculum. In balanced literacy, the read aloud is integral to instruction. At Custom Education Solutions, you can find some amazing picture books and novels that you can use in your classroom to promote social-emotional development.