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Welcome to TLE’s Storytime #5 for some courage-themed fun, part of TLE’s Free Gummy Bear Reading Club!

Featured Story: After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again)

Everyone knows that when Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. But what happened after?

~ by Dan Santat

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Plucky Irene, a dressmaker’s daughter, braves a fierce snowstorm to deliver a new gown to the duchess in time for the ball.

Recipes

Cooking with your kids can help boost their development:

Increases language development

Enhances fine motor skills

Improves reading development

Introduces children to science and math skills

Let the kids decorate their food with sunny egg faces. Cut templates for the faces out of a simple omelette using round cookie cutter, then animate using olives for eyes, shredded cheese for hair, and cherry tomatoes for noses and smiles. ~ eggs.ca

Songs and Music

Song: ALL ABOUT COURAGE Educational Content: This song encourages students to show courage, by being brave and trying new things. Some examples include: getting through your first dance recital, trying out for a t-ball team, reading a book independently, singing a solo, going on a scary ride, going down the highest slide, raising your hand to answer a question in class, standing up to a bully, saving someone in danger, trying a new vegetable, etc. ~ HARRYKINDERGARTENMUSIC.COM

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Welcome to TLE’s Storytime #4 for some friendship-themed fun, part of TLE’s Free Gummy Bear Reading Club!

Featured Story: The Adventures of Beekle The Unimaginary Friend

New York Times bestselling and award-winning author and illustrator Dan Santat combines classic storytelling with breathtaking art, creating an unforgettable tale about friendship, imagination, and the courage to find one’s place in the world.

~ by Dan Santat

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The Rainbow Fish is an award-winning book about a beautiful fish who finds friendship and happiness when he learns to share. 

Recipes

Cooking with your kids can help boost their development:

Increases language development

Enhances fine motor skills

Improves reading development

Introduces children to science and math skills

Bring the kids together with their friends to help make this kid-friendly fruit salad into a cooperative friendship salad.

Family Fun: Craft and Activity Ideas

Songs and Music

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What is friendship? Friends play together, share together, and dance together! Elmo and Rosita know all about friendship because they are the best of friends!


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Welcome to TLE’s Storytime #3 for some gratitude-themed fun, part of TLE’s Free Gummy Bear Reading Club!

Featured Story: The Grateful Book

There is so much to be grateful for.

~ by Angela Kohler

Craft Activity:

This gratitude jar is a fun, easy family activity. Add to the jar weekly, daily or monthly and have everyone to write down one thing each time they are thankful for.

Materials needed:

  • glue
  • stickers
  • gratitude cards or squares of paper

Directions:

Using the gratitude jar and writing down what we are thankful for happens can happen around the dinner table. Pass out small paper cards and some pens and ask everyone to write what they were most thankful for that given day, week or month. After reading the cards out loud, place them in the jar and watch the gratitude jar fill up. It can be fun to lay all the cards out and revisit each one as a family.

  1. Decorate a family gratitude jar
  2. Cut out squares of paper or use the gratitude template
  3. Write or draw what you are grateful for, read/share as a family, and put in jar
  4. Revisit contents of jar once full

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In this autobiographical story, Little Trisha, overjoyed at the thought of learning how to read struggles when she finds that all the letters and numbers get jumbled up. Her classmates make matters worse by calling her “dummy.” Finally, in fifth grade, she is lucky enough to have a teacher who recognizes Trisha’s incredible artistic ability, understands her problem, and takes the time to lead her to the magic of reading.

Family Fun: Craft and Activity Ideas

Songs and Music


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Welcome to TLE’s Storytime #2 for some sharing-themed fun, part of TLE’s Free Gummy Bear Reading Club!
Learning to share is important for making and keeping friends and playing well with other children. But sharing can be a challenge, especially at first. Your child will need plenty of practice and encouragement.

Featured Story: The Squirrels Who Squabbled

Two greedy squirrels learn to share in the third hilarious rhyming adventure from the bestselling creators of THE LION INSIDE.

~ by Jim Field

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Norris the bear waits patiently for the last ripe fruit to fall from the tree only to find out what it takes to make two new friends.

Recipes

Cooking with your kids can help boost their development:

Increases language development

Enhances fine motor skills

Improves reading development

Introduces children to science and math skills

Vocabulary


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Welcome to TLE’s Storytime #1 for some Halloween-themed fun, part of TLE’s Free Gummy Bear Reading Club!

Featured Story: Pop-Up Peekaboo! Pumpkin

Can you find Little Black Cat and her friends hiding under the flaps? Let’s look behind the cauldron. You better watch out! They might jump out at you. ~ by DK

Craft Activity: Halloween Treat Bag

Design your own Halloween Treat bag:

Materials needed:

  • glue
  • assorted foam shapes
  • lunch bag
  • assorted decorative craft items

Directions:

  1. Select foam pieces and stickers to decorate your treat bag
  2. Use craft glue to attach them to the bag.
  3. Add eyes and fun craft items to finish your creation.
  4. Fill your treat bag with goodies!

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This story is about a little girl who is a witch, and it’s fair to say that it’s more sweet than spooky.

Recipes

Cooking with your kids can help boost their development:

Increases language development

Enhances fine motor skills

Improves reading development

Introduces children to science and math skills

Vocabulary


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Family Reading Club

We’re BACK! Join the Sunday Gummy Bear Family Reading Club! Spend an hour Sunday mornings with The Learning Exchange for stories, songs, craft time and parent resources to engage you and your child with fun interactive stories starting with a fun Halloween-themed dress-up day October 31st!

Registration

You can register for all Sunday sessions or just one or two. You will receive a Zoom link for the session/s after you register. FREE for all families! Children registered will receive* a free Gummy Bear activity bag, complete with the items needed for the weekly craft!

Date and theme:

Gummy Bear Activity Bags

Children will receive a Gummy Bear Club membership certificate, Gummy Bear jellies, a Scholastic book, craft supplies for weekly crafts, and Gummy Bear ears to wear for each Sunday morning reading! *Quantities are limited

*Gummy Bear Activity Bags (quantities limited) can be picked up, in advance, in the Laval area. You will receive more information after registration.

Gummy Bear ears made by Party Ears, one of TLE’s literacy supporters


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Free English Lessons in 7 Levels

Current event and interest stories for adult learners and ESL students:
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How Reading Helps Children by tleliteracy


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Join the summer Sunday Gummy Bear Family Reading Club! Spend Sunday morning with readers Enza and Vidya as they read stories, sing songs and dance to engage you and your child with fun interactive stories.

Summer Sunday Morning Stories on Zoom

Do you have young children or grandchildren between the ages of 2-7? If yes, join the Gummy Bear Family Reading Club! You can register for all Sunday sessions or just one or two. You will receive a Zoom link for the session/s after you register. FREE for all families!

Children will receive a Gummy Bear Club membership certificate, Gummy Bear jellies, a Scholastic book and Gummy Bear ears to wear for each Sunday morning reading! *Quantities are limited

Gummy Bear ears made by Party Ears, one of TLE’s literacy supporters

Sundays on Zoom: 10:30 AM-11:00 AM

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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 our great family literacy events!