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Implementing a Bilingual Family Literacy Program with Immigrant and Refugee Families

Title: Implementing a Bilingual Family Literacy Program with Immigrant and Refugee Families: The Case of Parents As Literacy Supporters (PALS) Authors: Jim Anderson, Nicola Friedrich, and Ji Eun Kim Date: February, 2011 This research paper describes the design, implementation and impact of the bilingual family literacy program, Parents As Literacy Supporters or PALS, in five… Read more

STEAM Family Fun Backgrounder


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This information sheet describes the meaning of STEAM and why STEAM activities are appropriate for families.

Reading Success at Home: Helpful Tips for Parents


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This booklet, written by Fiona Clare of Literacy in Kamloops and first published in 2013, provides clear, easy to read suggestions for parents to support their child’s reading. It is available to print as a booklet or as consecutive single pages.

Let’s Play Together! Quiet Play – Preschoolers


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This activity sheet describes some quiet play activities that preschoolers can enjoy with their families. It includes a brief outline of how these activities benefit a preschooler. This sheet was created for Family Literacy Week 2016.

Let’s Play Together! Quiet Play – Toddlers


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This activity sheet describes some quiet play activities that toddlers can enjoy with their families. It includes a brief outline of how these activities benefit a toddler. This sheet was created for Family Literacy Week 2016.

Let’s Play Together! Active Play – Preschoolers


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This activity sheet describes some active play activities that preschoolers can enjoy with their families. It includes a brief outline of how these activities benefit a preschooler. This sheet was created for Family Literacy Week 2016.  

Let’s Play Together! Active Play – Toddlers


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This activity sheet describes some active play activities that toddlers can enjoy with their families. It includes a brief outline of how these activities benefit a toddler. This sheet was created for Family Literacy Week 2016.

Let’s Play Together! Messy Play – Preschoolers


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This activity sheet describes some messy play activities that preschoolers can enjoy with their families. It includes a brief outline of how these activities benefit a preschooler. This sheet was created for Family Literacy Week 2016.

Let’s Play Together! Messy Play – Toddlers


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This activity sheet describes some messy play activities that toddlers can enjoy with their families. It includes a brief outline of how these activities benefit a toddler. This sheet was created for Family Literacy Week 2016.

Let’s Play Together! Pretend Play – Preschoolers


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This activity sheet describes some pretend play activities that preschoolers can enjoy with their families. It includes a brief outline of how these activities benefit a preschool child. This sheet was created for Family Literacy Week 2016.