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Resources for Parents

by Centre for Family Literacy

Early interaction with children, like sharing books, talking, singing, or playing, help lay the foundation for early language and literacy – key skills for success. The app provides parents with specifically tailor activities designed to build strong reading, writing and literacy skills in their child, and have fun doing it!

Flit, A Family Literacy App

Flit App for iOS

NOTE: The app is only available for iOS and temporarily unavailable for Android

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Use these graphic definitions to learn literary terms

~ from creators at Canva

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Storyline Online is available 24 hours a day for children, parents, caregivers and educators worldwide. Each book includes supplemental curriculum developed by a credentialed elementary educator, aiming to strengthen comprehension and verbal and written skills for English-language learners.

Storyline App Storyline Online Main PageOnline Stories: Search by Author, Reader or Title

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Use these printable infographics to help with reading various types of text.

Looking for more infographics for learning? Access here for free. All you need is an email address:

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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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A PLAY to LEARN activity

Salt trays are motivating and exciting for kids. Kids love using a salt tray to practice forming letters, shapes and numbers. A salt (rice or sand) tray provides a wonderful sensory experience and gives kids a low-stress opportunity to practice writing the letters of the alphabet.

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A PLAY to LEARN activity

Singing the alphabet song encourages expression — and later helps memorization of the alphabet. Kids attach meaning to words which makes learning easier. Try these fun, different versions to appeal to your kids!

Sesame Street: Alphabet Song Remix

ABC Hip Hop with Ah-Choo

The ABC Song

Alphabet Song | ABC Song | Phonics Song

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Welcome to TLE’s Storytime featuring the story I AM PEACE by Susan Verde with art by Peter H. Reynolds

Sunday, May 29th 10:30 -11 AM:

Featured Story: I AM PEACE

Mindfulness means being fully in the present moment. Children can learn how to manage their emotions, make good choices, and balance their busy lives by learning to be mindful, express emotions through speech, find empathy through imagination, and wonder at the beauty of the natural world.

~ by Susan Verde with art by Peter H. Reynolds

Easy Paper Craft

Coloring is an excellent way to practice mindfulness and focus for all ages, but especially for younger kids. It takes something they already do and introduces ways to be more aware of their emotions.

Materials needed

  • Paper
  • Crayons, coloured pencils or markers

Craft Idea:

  • Draw and colour a picture of something you enjoy. Something that makes you happy or gives you feelings of calm.
  • Think about: Why did you choose the colors you used? How are you feeling as you color? Asking questions will help you become more in-tune with your emotions and aware of your thoughts.

More Stories

Reading and storytelling with babies and children promotes brain development and imagination, develops language and emotions, and strengthens relationships.

The Lemonade Hurricane: A Story of Mindfulness and MeditationTHE MINDFUL PIRATE
10 Mins Guided Meditation
for Children
The Busy Life of Ernestine Buckmeister

Recipes & Healthy Eating

Cooking can help young kids learn and practice some basic math concepts and build language skills.

Yummy Yoga
Joy Bauer Whips Up Healthy Snacks for Kids
Mothering Mandalas: An Artistic Way to Engage Children in Healthy EatingMindful Moment Activity:
Slow Down Sensory Snack

Family Fun: Craft and Activity Ideas

Play promotes healthy development and critical thinking skills. It reinforces memory, helps children understand cause and effect.

10 Awesome Mindfulness Crafts for Kids of All Ages5 Mindfulness Exercises for Kids Video Mindfulness Activities for Kids
22 Mandala Activities
Art & Play Ideas
Mindfulness Activity Ideas to do with KidsColour Your Breath Video
Mindful Art for Kids

Family Yoga: Easy Yoga for Kids

Yoga can enhance your child’s strength, coordination and flexibility, while encouraging body awareness and self-esteem. It can reduce your child’s anxiety and stress and promote a sense of calmness.

At Home Yoga for Kids
with PAW Patrol, Bubble Guppies & Team Umizoomi
Yoga for Kids with Animals
Smile and Learn
Yoga For Kids with Alissa Kepas

Songs and Music

Early music exposure helps children learn by promoting language, creativity, coordination, social interaction, self-esteem

Calm Body Calm Mind Song
Netflix Jr. Jams
Morning Relaxing Music
Positive Background Music
for Kids: Long track
Mindfulness Song for Kids
Slow Things Down


Vocabulary helps children to think and learn about the world. Expanding a child’s knowledge of words provides unlimited access to new information.

Positive Words for KidsList of Feeling Words for KidsInside Out movie:
Guessing the Feelings

FUN Facts

Young children learn best when information is presented in a playful, engaging manner. Here is some information about Mindfulness.

TED Talks
All it Takes is 10 Mindful Minutes Andy Puddicombe
LiveWell Kids Nutrition
Lesson 1: Mindful Eating
Mindfulness for Kids : What does being present mean?
What Is Mindfulness?
The Mindfulness Toolkit
What is Mindfulness? Explained by ScienceGuyMindfulness at Mealtime: Tips for Bringing Presence & Kindness into Daily Family Life

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Bedtime Stories, Fairytales & Folktales: Kid-Tested, Moral Short Stories in English FOR FREE.

~ Stories to Grow By