Use TLE’s Collection of resources with your clientele, families, and staff. We have organized resources and family literacy planning ideas to help you quickly find resources and ideas to use and share.
1. Social Media: Use platforms parents use to share resources.
2. Pinterest Boards: Curate specific boards with resources.
3. DIY Learning Resource Kits: Prepare kits with materials for home learning.
4. Workshops: Organize learning sessions for parents.
5. Parent-teacher meetings: Share resources and discuss child’s progress.
6. Sharing Apps: Suggest apps which offer educational games and activities.
7. Newsletters or Emails: Send regular communications including resources.
8. Interactive Family Literacy Events: Engage parents and children together.
9. Book Clubs: Create a family book club to promote reading.
10. Online Portals: Use educational platforms and websites to share resources.
The right Family literacy resources are useful as they foster positive educational habits at home, create stronger bonds between families and schools, enrich parents’ understanding of child development and education standards and encourage a child’s overall academic success.
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|ABC SHAPE & NUMBER ACTIVITIES
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|STORY COLLECTIONS & ACTIVITIES
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1. Organize engaging workshops: Host workshops that emphasize literacy’s importance and how parents can foster it at home.
2. Use Social Media: Share tips, activities, and success stories related to your program on popular platforms.
3. Informative Pamphlets & Newsletters: Distribute materials highlighting the benefits of your program and practical literacy strategies.
4. Create a Motivating Environment: Host literacy events like book fairs or storytelling sessions to encourage parent participation. Start small by including a family literacy activity idea into an already established activity such as a pyjama day or 100 days of school celebration.
5. Personal Communication: Talk directly to the parents, emphasizing how the program can benefit their children.
6. Make it part of the calendar year: Use calendar events throughout the year to highlight family literacy. Dates such as World Book Day, Family Literacy Day, Love to Read Day and Canadian Children’s Book Week are perfect opportunities to do something targeting families.
7. Partner up with local organizations: Work with organizations in your community. There are many free events offered by local literacy organizations both in person and online during the year.
8. Make it Play to Learn: Let families know family literacy activities are so much more than just reading. They are opportunities to play, learn, create, imagine, move, sing and dance. Having fun learning together as a family will help promote and encourage family literacy play to learn activities!
Using a QR code in promotion is beneficial for its direct link to digital content, quick and easy user accessibility, and its ability to track user engagement effectively. We use this FREE QR code generator. Just copy the URL and paste. Select one of the FREE QR code icons, click on the generate button and wait! You DO NOT have to join, subscribe or register! After a few seconds, your icon will be generated. Now just copy and paste!
We also use rack cards (see our Infographics for Family Literacy page), postcards, labels, bags, T-shirts, and banners from VistaPrint.ca for events, notices and resources for family literacy. Although we design our own, there are numerous templates that are VERY easy to use and/or use Canva.com design templates. Here are a few of the promotional items we have created for our Family Literacy initiatives:
We make labels with a QR code linked to our Family Literacy Resources page. These are put in every book we give away.
|A postcard with a QR code, information and activity ideas is a great way to catch attention and generate interest! Don’t forget to include your social media or web links! TLE’s Books for the Holidays is a great initiative where thousands of children are given a free book to bring home to keep and read over the holidays. The QR code links to Winter and Holiday Activities for families to do over the holidays.
A promotional bag is a great way to spark interest and make learning exciting. We create kits for children to keep and bring home. We have made ones such as: Move into Literacy Kit, Ready for Kindergarten Kit, and Writing Kits to promote play to learn activities as a family.
|Door hangers were a fun way to get kids interested and were popular with the older children. One was given with every book. It is fun because it creates a personal reading space, encourages a regular reading habit, and helps make learning enjoyable.
A customized t-shirt for a family literacy event creates a sense of unity, enhances event awareness, promotes reading culture, and serves as a keepsake reminding families to read together.
Add a catchy slogan or a fun theme to your promotion! Here are some popular ones:
1. “Read, Achieve, Succeed!”
2. “Building Bonds, One Book at a Time.”
3. “Turn Pages, Turn Futures.”
4. “Raise a Reader.”
5. “Success Starts with Family Reading.”
6. “Creating Futures, One Book at a Time.”
7. “Family Literacy: A Bonding Bond.”
8. “Learning Together, Growing Together.”
9. “Read Today, Lead Tomorrow.”
10. “Empower With Words.”
11. “Reading: A Family Affair.”
12. “Together in Education and Reading.”
13. “Literacy Lights Life.”
Welcome to TLE’s Storytime Gummy Bear activities! You can click on the picture below to enlarge or print the page.
Families who register with TLE for the Sunday Gummy Bear Storytime can receive the FREE activity sheets and craft supplies to complete all of the activities! It’s STORYTIME!!
You can also download the activity sheets here:
1000 Books Before Kindergarten is proud to present a comprehensive letter writing app to help your child learn to write the alphabet using recommended stroke order and placement. The app uses letter grid lines endorsed by top educators and penmanship experts to help your child visualize how the letters should line up. Both upper and lowercase letters are included.
There is something magical and inspirational about LEGO. Children love building and playing with LEGO and with a little creative thinking, LEGO and Duplo blocks can be transformed from tactile toys into literacy tools! LEGO PLAY to LEARN activities offer a fresh approach to teach literacy skills to children in a fun and interactive way!
Presentation adapted from Canva.com for NonProfits
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Use these resources with your family to learn in the great outdoors! Get outside and exercise both your mind and body together as a family. You can make outdoor time fun family learning time all while enjoying the wonders of Canada’s Great Outdoors!
Use these resources below from ABC Life Literacy:
Discover places and events to explore together. Includes winter 2022/23 scheduled events, free events and some with a fee:
|The 10 Best Québec National Parks Near Montreal To Visit
|Centre de la nature (Saint-Vincent-de-Paul)
|10 Winter Activities in Montreal
|Montréal en lumière
|Cross Country Ski Trails
|Montreal Family Calendar
Outdoor activities to try with the family:
|Make a Snow Maze
|20 Things to Do in the Snow
|Make an ice sun catcher
|Ideas for Exploring Nature in Winter
|Family Activity Calendar
Too cold outside? Try these fun ideas inside!
|Ways To Play With Snow Indoors
|Weird But True!: Winter Facts
|Snow Sculpture Photo Gallery
|Funny Fill-In: On Thin Ice
|Winter and Holiday Activities
|Funny Fill-In: Snowed In
|No-Sew Sock Penguin Craft
|How to Draw: Winter Cabin
|Paper Roll Snowman
|Stories | Winter
Infographics printed on a rack card can simplify complex information, aid comprehension, engage visually, and can be easily shared, thereby encouraging parents towards family literacy. They are also great for online access and can be printed on a letter-sized paper. Go here for more promotional tips for educators for family literacy.
NOTE: All infographics were created using Canva.com for non-profit. The measurements of the cards are: 3.86 inches x 8.39 inches. Items were downloaded using .png format and then uploaded to VistaPrint.ca: Custom Rack Card > upload design. We typically use one design for front and another for the back.
You may use any of our infographics in your program following the Creative Commons licencing.
We frequently use infographics to promote ideas, events, concepts and resources for family literacy. Below are some of my favourites! Don’t forget to add a QR code when appropriate!
|Ways to Help Kids
|How Reading Helps Kids Grow
|Numbers and Shapes
|Raising Happy Healthy Kiddos
|Play to Learn
|Benefits of Mindfulness
|Play to Learn with
|Play to Learn with
|Seek & Find
|Play to Learn
Organizations offering family literacy can help educators by providing resources and training, promoting literacy initiatives, sharing successful teaching strategies, and fostering collaboration between school, home, and community. Here are some great organizations that offer family literacy resources and programs:
ABC Life Literacy Canada is a national charitable organization that champions literacy.
Family Literacy Day Campaign/: Free media materials to help promote Family Literacy Day
HSBC Family Literacy First : Printable activities for kids and preschoolers are completely free – all you have to do is register for an account!
LEARN actively seeks to build or strengthen (strategic) relationships among schools, school boards, post-secondary institutions, and community organizations across Quebec in support of our mission.
Literacy Quebec is a network that connects and represents community-based literacy organizations, empowering people, impacting lives, and building a stronger society.