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
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!
Through reading and the celebration of World Book and Copyright Day, 23 April, we can open ourselves to others despite distance, and we can travel thanks to imagination. From April 1st to 23rd, UNESCO will share quotes, poems and messages to symbolize the power of books and encourage reading as much as possible. By creating a sense of community through the shared readings and the shared knowledge, readers around the world can connect and mutually help curb loneliness.
April 23rd is the day for celebrating Canadian literature and reading. Dedicate April 23rd to reading and encourage friends and family to do so, too. Celebrate by picking a new book to read or by reading a book to a child. It is also a good occasion to find a new book series to immerse yourself in or to learn more about Canadian authors.
FREE Saturday Stories on Zoom with Enza
Join us for Saturday Stories and crafts with Enza. TLE is honouring World Book Day by giving away free books during the week! Your child may be eligible to receive a free storytime activity knapsack with FREE books and craft activity supplies!
Canada Book Day is celebrated on the same day as World Book and Copyright Day, a yearly event organized by UNESCO to promote reading, publishing and the protection of intellectual property through copyright.
Help encourage children to explore the pleasures of books and reading by providing them with the opportunity to have a book of their own. What was your favourite story as a kid? World Book Day encourages you to get it out and read it through again, maybe to your children or grandchildren. Celebrate the day with a great book!
World Children’s Day is Friday, November 20! What better way to celebrate than with a great story!
Do you have a FREE Canada calling plan ? Then you can enjoy Toronto Public Library’s Dial-A-Story, available in 16 languages!
Children and their families can listen to a story by phone any time of day by calling the Toronto Public Library’s Dial-A-Story service at 416-395-5400. NOTE: This is a free service BUT it is a Toronto, Canada number. Please be sure you have free Canada calling on your phone plan or charges may apply.
There are stories for younger children (7 and under) and for older children (up to 12). Dial-a-Story is available in 16 languages:
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.
Family Literacy volunteers will be visiting elementary schools in the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board area to read interactive stories with children. These events are taking place a few times a year and are a fun and rewarding experience for all involved!! Children will also be delighted by a visit from the Cat-in-the-Hat!
TLE is looking for family literacy volunteers for these events as well.
The most important thing we can do to nurture our little ones is to talk with them. Let them hear our voice reading aloud to build lots of brain connections. Plus, reading aloud helps to connect and bond with our babies. ~ Growing Book By Book
Reading Rockets is a national multimedia literacy initiative in the USA offering information and resources on how young kids learn to read, why so many struggle, and how caring adults can help. The Reading Rockets project includes PBS television programs (also available online and on DVD) and online services through the websites ReadingRockets.org and ColorinColorado.org: