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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

Environmental Print for Adults

Environmental print is written words that appear in our environment. It includes signs, labels, and logos. Because it may be familiar and relevant, it can be useful for adults as well as children who are learning to read. For background information and suggestions on using environmental print with adults learning to read, look at New… Read more

Before there were computers …

A little fun for Tech Tuesday – Kids React to Typewriters

News Literacy

How can you decide if news is true or fake? One clue is the source of the news. How to Choose Your News is a TED-Ed lesson that’s a good introduction to how the opinions and facts (and sometimes non-facts) make their way into the news and how you can tell them apart. For the… Read more

The Art of Play

It’s Family Friday! Here’s an infographic on play and why it’s important. The Art of Play by Wooden Toy Shop.

Holiday Book Flood

Here’s a guest blogpost by Nicole Davies, Decoda’s Administrative Assistant, about a holiday tradition she enjoys. (And, there’s still time to organize this for yourself!) Each year, on Christmas Eve, I practice the Icelandic tradition of Jólabókaflóð; which translates to “book flood”. For the record, I’m not Icelandic, I just really like this tradition (and… Read more

Decoda Conference 2017 Presentations online

The presentations at the Decoda 2017 Conference: Fostering Literacy covered a wide range of topics. And now, thanks to the generosity of presenters, many of the presentation slides and materials are available online. If you were able to attend the conference, they’ll be a nice refresher and in some cases supply additional materials. If you… Read more

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