Tag Archives: Family Literacy

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Thank you First Book Canada for your amazing work and book distribution! There will be many happy kids and parents this Halloween and Christmas!

Providing equal access to quality education for kids in need since 2009.

First Book Canada increases children’s interest in reading and improves self-esteem in readers. In a poll of the First Book Canada network, 54 percent report that children receiving books have increased self-esteem, 83 percent report seeing an increased interest in reading

A big thank you to Literacy Quebec for organizing this for TLE and to Enza and Abraham for picking up a CAR LOAD FULL of books for children and families in the Laval area!!

Reading is Power

Almost 25% of Canadian households don’t have a single book.

Public education and programs are deeply underfunded, and books are a luxury many families cannot afford. Without adequate resources, children cannot learn. The impact of this cycle is staggering.


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To encourage family literacy in the home, ABC Life Literacy Canada is encouraging Canadian families to have “15 Minutes of Fun” learning together. Learning can happen at any time. Practicing literacy together for just 15 minutes a day has tremendous benefits for both children and parents. Here are some great ways to get started:

  1. Create your own comic strip about your family.
  2. Invent two new endings to your favourite book.
  3. Make up a new recipe together and post it online.
  4. Tell knock-knock jokes together while doing the dishes.
  5. Sing five songs really, really loud!
  6. Invent a new game while playing at the park.
  7. Read a story to your pet (or favourite toy).
  8. Make a paper fortune teller with eight fortunes.
  9. Write a silly poem and tell it to your family at dinner.
  10. Log on to your favourite word game – can you beat your best score?
  11. Create your family tree.
  12. Play rhyming “I Spy” – “I spy something that rhymes with…”
  13. Play a board game together.
  14. Text your friend and tell them about your holiday.
  15. Find 15 things that begin with the letter “S”.

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Looking for inspiration? Take a trip to Seussville with the family. Try these wonderful, fun activities, resources, tips and ideas to inspire children to explore, play, read, and learn!

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 Seussville Parent’s Section Printables + Certificates Dr. Seuss Activities Dr. Seuss Crafts Recipes Educators Themes Guides Watch


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Day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking and growing.






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ABCya provides over 400 fun and educational games for grades PreK through 6. Activities are designed by parents and educators, who understand that children learn better if they are having fun. Games are categorized by grade and subject, and cover topics such as multiplication, parts of speech, typing, pattern recognition, and more. There are even games that are just plain fun (and safe) to play! With so much variety, there is sure to be something for kids at all learning levels and styles.

Choose from the following options:





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TLE’s Wonderful World of Stories

Children in pre-kindergarten to grade 2 have been delighted by volunteers readers visiting the schools, along with a special guest…The Cat-in-the-Hat, thanks to our project funding for TLE’s Wonderful World of Stories.

Hillcrest Elementary School

John F. Kennedy Elementary

A LEARNING EXCHANGE project funded by regroupement lavallois pour la réussite éducative


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Resources for Parents

by Centre for Family Literacy

Early interactions with your children, like sharing books, talking, singing, or playing, help lay the foundation for early language and literacy – essential skills for success.

Parents will find specially tailored and curated activities ranging from reading, recipes, rhymes and games specifically designed to build strong reading, writing and literacy skills in their child, and have FUN doing it!

Flit, A Family Literacy App

 

Android and iOS: Flit, A Family Literacy App


 


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TLE is happy to share this French resource for reading with children:

Share the many pleasures of reading with your children and friends, at home or anywhere you happen to be!

Reading is a great way to have fun and share memorable moments as a family. Reading is also handy for writing someone, enjoying word games and board games, and even some video games.

You can find ways of having fun with reading along with suggestions of books for children of all ages here: www.lirecasevit.com/jouer


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February 14th is about sharing the love of books! #bookgivingday

6 Ways You Can Get Involved in International Book Giving Day!

~ by bookgivingday.com

  1. Subscribe to our website, join over 11,000 already committed to #bookgivingday.
  2. Leave a book for a child to discover, donate to a local charity. Click here for plenty of inspiration!
  3. Connect with others celebrating International Book Giving Day via Facebook, Twitter. #bookgivingday
  4. Download and print an International Book Giving Day bookmark to attach to a book you give to a kid. They’re free!
  5. Share a photo of yourself celebrating International Book Giving Day, use #bookgivingday on social media so we can find you.
  6. Invite your community to celebrate International Book Giving Day. Proudly display the #bookgivingday poster.


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There are three simple ways to share books throughout the year!

1. Give a Book to a Friend or Relative.
 Celebrate the love of reading by giving a child a new, used or borrowed book.

2. Leave a Book in a Waiting Room or Lobby.
Choose a waiting room where kids are stuck waiting and there are few to no good books available. Purchase a good book, and deposit your book covertly or overtly in your waiting room of choice. The goal here is to spread the love of reading to kids, so choose a fun book.

3. Donate a Book.
Wrap up a box of children’s books that your kids have outgrown and get them in the hands of children who could really use a book or two. Donate your books to your local second hand store, library, children’s hospital, or shelter.”


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