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 we aren’t able to do an in-person event this year at the library we thought we would share some literacy tips throughout the month of January. Literacy is important at any age so we’ve included tips for Parents, children, toddlers and teens!
Join us tomorrow for our Literacy Luau P.A Day Party! Starts at 11am. Drop in, no registration required. Everyone welcome. Plus it’s the last day to complete our Literacy Scavenger Hunt for a chance to win a prize pack of books and games!
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.
Family literacy focuses on parents, grandparents and other family members to improve the reading and writing skills of the whole family. By reading to children and engaging in fun literacy activities regularly, adults actively keep their own skills sharp and also help children improve their skills. Family literacy activities strengthen the relationship between family members which, in turn, encourages lifelong learning. Without adult support and a strong foundation at home, a child is less likely to be successful and engaged in school.
Check out this website https://abclifeliteracy.ca/family-literacy-day/ for more information and activities you can do at home as a family!
Starting Tuesday, drop into the children’s department any time the library is open to do our Literacy Scavenger Hunt for your chance to win a prize!