Tag Archives: Family Literacy

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Young children and their family members have been enjoying The Learning Exchange family literacy activities and readings! Stories with Enza and the Gummy Bear Family Reading Club have been extremely popular!

Stories with Enza

Families join Stories with Enza for stories and fun activities Saturday mornings. Enza, sometimes joined by her son Adam, reads a book and then does fun and simple craft activities to engage the children. An online resource and activity section is updated weekly on The Learning Exchange website for parents to find the books read, theme-related activities and ideas to do at home.

Children’s Wonderful Creations!

Check out the pictures of the children’s wonderful creations!!

FREE Family Literacy Story Events

Register for one or all of our great family literacy events!


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Get the little ones involved in the kitchen with simple, kid-friendly recipes and ideas from the Food Network. Following recipes encourage literacy skills in children. *Select FoodNetwork.com


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Join me for stories and fun activities Saturday mornings. We will read a book and then do a fun and simple activity to engage the children. Use the resources and activities below to join in on the fun!

~ Enza

Saturday Morning Storytime | The Learning Exchange

Weekly, you will find the list of stories along with additional resources and activities to do as a family, based on the Saturday reading theme. Scroll down the page to find the latest additions.

The Hello Song

Learn the “Hello Song” as Enza welcomes everyone to the Learning Exchange’s Saturday Stories with Enza with a fun learn and play stretch song to start the day. Time to get up and move!

The Nuts: Polka-Dot Pants Dance

Learn the “Polka-Dot Pants Dance” to sing along during the online sessions! Let’s have fun, it’s Saturday Storytime with Enza!!!

Saturday Readings | Resources & Activities

Colours

Confidence & Cooperation


Emotions

Emotion Wheels

Use emotion wheels to help children manage BIG emotions.


Friendship & Kindness

Hedgehogs | Facts and Activities


Mothers & Mother’s Day

Are You My Mother by P.D. Eastman

Sharing

Reading

Fancy Nancy Best Reading Buddies by Jane O’Connor

Seasons



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Join me for stories and fun activities Saturday mornings. We will read a book and then do a fun and simple activity to engage the children. I hope to see you then!

~ Enza

Saturday Morning Storytime with The Learning Exchange

Do you have small children or grandchildren between the ages of 3-10? If yes, come spend your Saturday mornings with Enza, from The Learning Exchange. You can register for all Saturday sessions or even just one or two. You can register below. You will receive a Zoom link for the sessions you select.

Saturdays on Zoom:

March 20, 27
April 10, 24
May 1, 8, 15, 29
June 5, 12, 19


Meet Enza

A little bit about our reader Enza Ciampanelli:

Enza’s love of reading, learning, teaching and kids makes this a really fun and exciting project for her to be a part of.

Enza holds a BA and coaching certificate. For the last ten years she was a volunteer and Board Director for The Learning Exchange (TLE). After spending over 30 years in the corporate world building and developing teams with a focus on performance and leadership, she has joined the TLE team as Office Manager.

Enza is also an avid cyclist, an artist, travel enthusiast, avid reader and tries to be the best mom she can be to her son Adam.


Activities and Resources


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Award-winning books on emotions.
Social Emotional Learning. Growth Mindset. Conversation Starters.

Join author and illustrator DJ Corchin and The Learning Exchange for a fun online family event with his children’s book series: I Feel…
Saturday, February 13th @10:30 AM via Zoom

I FEEL…

The fun, witty illustrations make it easy for kids to identify behaviors and emotions. Each book in the series is behavior based and has an emotional theme beyond just being “happy” or “sad.” Themes such as “Being kind will help you feel good” or “The things that make you different are what makes you unique and special” help connect those individual feelings.

The I Feel…Children’s Series is the perfect way for any child to begin exploring emotions whether through the colorful drawings, meaningful text, or playful metaphors. They’re sure to bring a smile to everyone’s face. 

DJ Corchin 

DJ Corchin is an author and illustrator of many children’s books. He uses his unique humor and wit to focus on socially conscious messages involving kindness and emotional awareness. Some of his other titles include, Do You Speak Fish?, A Thousand NO’s, Half-Cat, and Mystical Rules For My Magical Daughter.  DJ has both illustrated his own stories as well as worked with other talented artists such as award winning-illustrator and writer, Dan Dougherty.

Educator’s Guide

The I Feel… Children’s Book Series has been celebrated by therapists, psychologists, teachers, and parents as wonderful tools to help discuss how to deal with emotions. They’ve been used in doctor’s offices, classrooms, and in special needs curriculum to explore the complex world of feelings.

Download a free educator’s guide connecting the books, activities, and common core standards. 


Listed on Autism Speaks Resource Library


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How Reading Helps Children by tleliteracy


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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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January 27th, 2021 is National Family Literacy Day! TLE is promoting #FLD with upcoming events. Check our calendar of upcoming events in February with author DJ Corchin. Taking time every day to read or do a learning activity with children is crucial to a child’s development, improving a child’s literacy skills dramatically, and can help a parent improve their skills as well.


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Join the Contest: #LoveTLEbooks

Win a Scholastic Book Bag of 50 books for the family! Your family can enter* our free draw to win! 


  1. Take a fun picture about reading: For example, a drawing of a story or the family reading, a bookmark, a picture of a favourite story, etc.
  2. Post the pic to your Face Book or Twitter before midnight Dec. 31, 2020 and include the hashtag: #LoveTLEbooks
  3. Next, tag TLE in the post (Don’t forget to use the @ sign!!)  : 
    • FaceBook: @TheLearningExchange1
    • Twitter: @TLEliteracy
  4. CONTEST CLOSES AT MIDNIGHT 2020
  5. The winner* will be picked randomly and announced New Year’s Day! The winner will be contacted via social media.

Contest details

* Enter as often as you like!!! The contest is open to all residents of Laval, QC (18 years old +) as well as ALL Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board teachers, families and employees. The winner can select from the following book levels and have the box delivered to the home: 

PreK-K | Grade 1/2 | Grade 3/4 | Grade 5+


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Join CDC Vimont and The Learning Exchange for a great children’s literacy online event: Bedtime with Bears!! Wear your pyjamas and bring your bears to listen to stories read in both English and French.

 Tuesday, March 23rd at 7 PM

This activity is geared for children 0-7 years old + their favourite adults, siblings and all other family members! 🙂


Register today!

If you are a CDC Vimont student or member of The Learning Exchange with children or grandchildren 0-7 years old, register for a fun night of stories read by staff and a chance to win great prizes!

We will be drawing a basket of books and goodies worth 150$ among the CDC Vimont students participating!

We hope to see you there!!



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