Tag Archives: Family Literacy

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The Learning Exchange has been busy since March reaching out to the 11 Sir Wilfrid Laurier Elementary schools in the Laval area to offer lots of family literacy goodies to the children and families of their school! Each school is offered an interactive reading and musical visit featuring Enza and Shawny. Every student from pre-Kindergarten through to grade 6 will receive a book and 1000 lucky children, pre-k to grade 2, will also get TLE’s Move into Literacy Kits! Watch for more updates and pictures as we continue to visit schools up to December 2024!!

Jules Verne Elementary



TLE seeks to support & strengthen family literacy practices within the community: Impact the literacy level of children 4-12 years old: Reach 3800+ children and their families in the Laval and Northshore community through innovative family literacy services, parent support, access to storybooks and family literacy resources, to increase school perseverance and boost a child’s potential for educational success.

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MOVE into LITERACY activity

Going on a scavenger hunt while hiking is an excellent way to engage children with their learning. They can learn more about nature, colours, numbers, categorizing and much more, including problem-solving, creativity and collaboration.

Follow/print the infographic for a fun scavenger hunt or as a family, make up your own to do together.

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MOVE into LITERACY activity

Yoga improves health in many ways. Family yoga gives families a chance to spend some quality time together. Yoga and mindfulness offer psychological benefits for children as well. A growing body of research has already shown that yoga can improve focus, memory, self-esteem, academic performance, and classroom behaviour, and can even reduce anxiety and stress in children.

You can open or print the infographic.

You can open or print the infographic.

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A PLAY to LEARN activity

Reading and storytelling with babies and children promotes brain development and imagination, develops language and emotions, and strengthens relationships. Read and listen to stories often as a family!

Colourful Video Stories

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The Day the Crayons Quit

Bear Sees Colors
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Mouse Paint
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Monsters Love Colors

The Rainbow Fish

Read-Along Online Stories

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A PLAY to LEARN activity

Songs and stories will make learning about the world around us fun and exciting for children!

Movement and play is a great way to promote learning. Let’s move and play together!

~ TLE’s Move Into Literacy Storytime and Singalong events with Enza & Shawny!


Sing and move to Shawny’s song “It’s So Sunny“!

More Fun Songs by Shawny

Hi HelloGo Go Stop

Goodbye Winter, Hello Spring

Listen to a story about spring:

More Great Parent Resources

A Move into Literacy Activity funded by PACTE projects:

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Welcome to TLE’s Storytime with the featured story: Bubbles…UP!

Plunge! A day at the pool is filled with fun. Dunking and splashing. Bumping and laughing. Handstands, somersaults, deep dives, and magical moments full of light. And through it all, the bubbles float to the surface—nose bubbles, mouth bubbles, ear bubbles, rear bubbles—all rising UP!

An everyday visit to the community pool is transformed into an unforgettable celebration of the world underwater, where always and forever bubbles…rise…UP!

Story by Jacqueline Davies

Illustrations by Sonia Sánchez

Read Aloud

Family Resources related to swimming and all things summer!

More Stories

Froggy Learns to SwimSWIMMING LESSONS
The Grimes
The Wonders of Summer
My Summer VacationDay At The BeachThe Night Before Summer Vacation

Craft & Activity Ideas + Resources

Sun Paper CraftRelax By The Pool Hacks40 Snacks to Bring to the Pool
Sesame Street: Bert and Ernie Go Pretend Swimming3D Swimming Fish Craft
For Kids
DIY Miniature Swimming Pool

Music and Songs

Splish, Splash, It’s Pool Time! SUMMER Songs
Wormhole Learning
Fun At the Pool!
Water Safety For Kids
Keep On SwimmingSesame Street: Let’s Go Surfin’ Song with Elmo and Grover!Swimming for the First Time

Craft Activity

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Welcome to TLE’s Storytime with the featured story: I Just Ate My Friend

I just ate my friend. He was a good friend. But now he is gone. Would you be my friend?

A hilarious story about the search for friendship and belonging – and maybe a little bit about the importance of impulse control.

by Heidi McKinnon

Read Aloud

Family Resources related to friendship…and MONSTERS!

More Stories

Monster, Be Good!A Little SPOT Makes FriendsStories for Kids: Friends
Monster Needs One More!Playing With FriendsSesame Street: How to be a Good Friend

Craft & Activity Ideas + Resources

How To Make Friendship BandShoebox MonsterQuick and Easy Monster Apple Snacks
How To Draw A Funny MonsterHow To Draw A Funny Slime MonsterMonster Paper Bag Puppet

Music and Songs

Friendship Song Will You Be a Friend of Mine KiboomersFriends Clap for Children
No Monsters Song!There’s A Monster In My TummyThis Is The Way We Make Friends

Craft Activity

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Welcome to TLE’s Storytime with the featured story: It Began with Lemonade

One scorching hot summer day, a spunky young girl decides to sell lemonade . . . only to find there are too many other young entrepreneurs on her street with the same idea. So she sets off with her lemonade stand and ends up at the river’s edge, where she discovers a most unexpected, quirky, and very thirsty clientele.

Story by Gideon Sterer

Illustrations by Lian Cho

Read Aloud

Family Resources related to perseverance, resilience, summer and lemonade!

More Stories

Perseverance Makes Me StrongerA Little Spot of
Lemonade For Sale
Cooler Than LemonadeJabari JumpsAnd Then Comes Summer

Craft & Activity Ideas + Resources

Easy Summer Crafts for KidsHow to Draw Lemonade Easy and CuteFirst Day of Summer Cupcakes
How to Build a Perfectly Portable Lemonade StandThe Best Lemonade
Recipe… EVER!
How To Draw A Funny Summer Sun


Print this template to colour your own lemonade stand.


Print this template to colour in and make a glass of lemonade. Glue a straw to your lemonade glass for a fun effect. Use your imagination!

Music and Songs

Woo Hoo! It’s Summer!Let’s Get to ItSesame Street: Summer Anthem Song
Don’t Give Up Music VideoKoo Koo – Ice Cold LemonadeI Can Do Anything

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PLAY to LEARN Series

As part of our Move into Literacy project TLE has created two new family literacy PLAY to LEARN videos to Youtube:

Quick Links to more great videos

Move into Literacy
PLAY to LEARN Activities

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Family Fun Yoga with Pheleshia
Move into Literacy
Stories and Activities

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Fun and interactive activities to introduce young children to the alphabet, shapes and numbers


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