#FamilyLiteracyDay takes place every January 27th to raise awareness about the importance of reading and engaging in other literacy-related activities as a family. Since 1999, thousands of schools, libraries, literacy organizations and other community groups have taken part in the initiative.
Enjoy the stories, resources and activity ideas from popular posts from our website!
Kid’s painting canvas (You can find this at the Dollar Store) OR a piece of art paper to create a painting
paint + paint brush (included in the package)
Optional: Extra brushes and paint
2 small containers or cups for water to clean the brushes
paper towels or cloth to clean the brushes
paint shirt or smock
Make sure your child has a paint shirt or smock on.
Prepare an area for your child to paint.
Fill the small containers or cups with water.
Unwrap the painting and paints.
Carefully open the paints.
Show your child how to use one colour at a time to paint.
Clean brushes in between colours: Dip and swish the dirty brush in the first cup of water. Dip and swish in the second cup of water to have optimal clean brush. Clean brush with paper towel or cloth. Now you are ready for the next colour!
Have fun painting! An artist is born!
Paper Craft Activity
Here is an easy paper craft alternative to the Artist Painting.
Welcome to TLE’s Storytime featuring the story In My Heart: A Book of Feelings by Jo Witek, illustrated by Christine Roussey!
In My Heart
A Book of Feelings
Celebrate feelings in all their shapes and sizes in this New York Times bestselling picture book from the Growing Hearts series!
Happiness, sadness, bravery, anger, shyness . . . our hearts can feel so many feelings! Some make us feel as light as a balloon, others as heavy as an elephant. In My Heart explores a full range of emotions, describing how they feel physically, inside, with language that is lyrical but also direct to empower readers to practice articulating and identifying their own emotions.
With whimsical illustrations and an irresistible die-cut heart that extends through each spread, this gorgeously packaged and unique feelings book is sure to become a storytime favorite.
Welcome to TLE’s Storytime featuring the story TERRIFIC! by Sophie Gilmore!
Featured Story: Terrific!
Five friends are looking for something TERRIFIC to do. But with each having different interests and abilities…what could be terrific for them all?
Climbing? Not for everyone. Swimming? DEFINITELY not for everyone. Hanging from their toes? Absolutely not! Will the friends find something terrific to do together before Snake manages to upend their perfect afternoon?
Scratch art paper and scratch tool (lolipop stick)
Use the scratch tool to create patterns and uncover areas on the scratch art paper.
Carefully punch out the animal (pre-cut designs) OR cut along the outline of your animal.
Create or push out the holes in your art animal to use the yarn (provided in some kits) to add fun features to your art, such as a tail. Cut and thread the yarn through the holes to finish off your scratch art.
Easy Paper Craft
Here is an easy paper craft alternative to the Animal Rainbow Scratch Art.
Crayons, coloured pencils or markers
Draw a picture of something TERRIFIC you would like to do with your friends!