Family Literacy Day
“Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world.“
Family Literacy Day 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. This year, Family Literacy Day activities will be happening in CDSBEO schools from January 23rd to January 31st.
In addition to the great resources from our partners at ABC Life Literacy Canada, here are a few more great ideas for promoting Literacy at home!
Text You Later!
Encourage older kids to read and write through texting, if they have a cell phone. Send them a link to an article that you think they will like and ask them what they thought.
Slumber Party Book Club
Choose a book to read as a family, then watch the movie together as a family in your PJs. Talk about what you liked from the book and the movie – and don’t forget the popcorn!
Drop Everything and Read!
Set aside 15 minutes at the same time every day to read. This can be done at home, at school, independently, or as a group.
Family Favourite Food
Have your child write down how to make their favourite family meal. They can then share the recipe with their friends and family, or even make a video showing how to make the meal!