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Financial Literacy for Children

It’s the fourth week of Financial Literacy Month and the theme is Start good habits early. Financial literacy is an essential life skill and children can start learning about money when they’re young. Lessons in managing money can be embedded in family activities. Shopping, planning a trip or going to the bank are opportunities to… Read more

Screen Sense

What role should screen media play in the life of very young children? Screen Sense, a new resource series from Zero to Three, helps answer that question. Screen Sense: What the Research Says About the Impact of Media on Children Aged 0-3 Years Old  summarizes the recent research. (Read the Executive Summary here.) The research… Read more

Right To Education

Education is a fundamental human right. UNESCO has launched a digital campaign, #RightToEducation, which runs until December 18, 2018. This campaign explores the significance of the right to education and the challenges to making that right a reality to everyone. UNESCO has produced a series of videos, animations, visuals, interviews and stories to support this… Read more

Diabetes and Literacy

Today is World Diabetes Day. Literacy is an important factor in learning to manage personal health, including diabetes. The Diabetes Essential Skills Kit (DESK) is designed to help health practitioners and literacy practitioners work together with patients and learners to develop skills to help them manage pre-diabetes and diabetes. The kit consists of two online… Read more

Know Your Financial Rights and Responsibilities

Make Informed Decisions is the theme for the third week of Financial Literacy Month. To learn more about what you should know before you make decisions about products and services with a financial institution, visit Financial rights and responsibilities from the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada.

Let’s Play! Activities for Families

Let’s Play! Activities for Families is a new package of resources developed by the BC Ministry of Education for parents and caregivers who want to support their child’s early learning through play. Each booklet contains four play activities that include all the details needed to do each activity and an explanation of how the activity… Read more

Pronunciation for Adult ESL Students

Watch a pre-beginning level adult ESL class as they move through their weekly pronunciation routine and practice word stress with vocabulary words in their weekly reading. The teacher uses multisensory activities to engage learners and help them to hear and produce the rhythm of English. This is one in a series of videos on pronunciation… Read more

Five Indigenous Financial Literacy Resources

The financial literacy challenges of Indigenous individuals and communities are complicated by cultural and structural barriers. (Collin, 2011) Here are five resources that have been developed to support Indigenous financial literacy: Financial Health and Wealth is a new publication from the Native Women’s Association of Canada. While NWAC focuses on the lives of Indigenous women… Read more

Online Picture Prompts

Do your students need some help in finding something to write about? Have you ever tried using online picture prompts? Here are five places you can start finding picture prompts online: Picture Prompts from the New York Times Learning Network includes both photos and illustrations with fairly short introductions. What’s Going On in This Picture?… Read more

Fact or Fiction Online?

This week is Media Literacy Week. This year’s theme is Fact or Fake: Helping the World Stop Misinformation it Its Tracks, highlighting the importance of verifying that online information is true, unbiased and relevant. Here are some places you can find more tips and tools for evaluating web information: Authenticating Information including Reality Check –… Read more