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Family Literacy Week 2018

Getting ready for Family Literacy Week? Decoda’s theme this year is What’s on My Plate?, looking at the many ways that family activities can support both healthy eating and literacy development. There are What’s on My Plate? activity sheets for parents (individual sheets for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and primary school) and a backgrounder with general… Read more

Books as Gifts

If you’re looking for last minute holiday gifts, don’t forget that books are excellent gifts for any occasion. The following infographic offers 10 reasons to give books as gifts. Presented By BookPal

Reading Success at Home – Fiona Clare

Come Read with Me 2017 PowerPoint presentation Facilitator notes for Reading Success at Home Reading Success Games Concentration Game Directions Roll-Pick a Letter-Build a Word Game and Directions Roll-Say-Keep Game Board and Directions Word Tic-Tac-Toe Game Board and Directions Resources Code Master Code Story Come Read with Me Invitation Come Read with Me Session Information… Read more

Screen Time Together: Getting Apps into Laps – Lindsey Krabbenhoft and Francesca de Freitas

Screen time Together: Getting Apps into Laps PowerPoint presentation Screen time Together: Getting Apps into Laps Resource List VPL Bookmark – Fun with Apps – Early Years VPL Bookmark – Fun with Apps – Middle Years VPL Handout – Apps for Your Little One VPL Handout – Apps for Your School Age Kid

WorkSafeBC Tools and Resources to Help Teach Workplace Health and Safety – Helen Chandler

WorkSafeBC Tools and Resources to Help Teach Workplace Health and Safety PowerPoint presentation Young Workers Resources Ideas for using WorkSafeBC resources to teach occupational health and safety

Financial Empowerment: Teaching Financial Literacy to Low-income and Vulnerable People – Dolorese Plante

Financial Empowerment PowerPoint presentation Financial Literacy Application Form Financial Literacy Volunteer Job Description CPA Financial Literacy Program Overview Literacy Intake Form and Intake Process Money Matters Track Money Matters

Fostering Literacy in Abbotsford Celebrates the First Year

Time to party! In June, project participants celebrated the completion of the first year of the Fostering Literacy Project in Abbotsford. Decoda staff had a great time with the students, the parents, the tutors, and the coordinators. We heard the older boys read and they told us about some of their favourite books and what… Read more

The Cup is Up for Grabs!

With an Exciting new challenge … thanks to Brenda! Decoda’s 2017 Literacy is Life Team Trivia Challenge is an annual event that challenges 25 teams to compete in a fun trivia contest while raising funds to support literacy in BC. Thanks to Brenda Le Clair, retired CEO of Decoda Literacy, trivia participants and literacy supporters  can… Read more

In honour of mothers and grandmothers: Sarah joins The 400 Club

Three generations of women in Sarah’s family have all shared the same belief that literacy is important to everyone. “Literacy is like good health. You are always better off having it. It makes such a difference to be able to read and to navigate the world,” says Sarah, who recently joined The 400 Club and… Read more

Using Public Spaces for Learning

Recognition of environmental print, the everyday print in signs, labels and logos, is a stage of literacy development that is meaningful for children. Now, a few projects are more intentionally using print in public spaces to support literacy and learning. How To Spark Learning Everywhere Kids Go — Starting With The Supermarket shows how signage… Read more