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New in the Library! January 2019

The Decoda Literacy Library continuously adds titles to the collection. Here’s a sample of the newest additions: Click for a list of all the newly added titles. The Decoda Library is open to all adults in BC. We will mail the loans to you for free. To request any of the new titles, email library@decoda.ca… Read more

Understanding Motivation

The Center for the Developing Child at Harvard has created an interesting interactive graphic outlining the brain regions involved in motivation and how they work together. Click the image below to go to the fully interactive graphic. Here are five commonly misunderstood facts about motivation: Motivation comes from a set of neurochemical networks that develop… Read more

Getting to Work on Summer Learning

We know it’s only the beginning of the year and summer seems a long time away, but the recently released Getting to Work on Summer Learning: Recommended Practices for Success, 2nd edition confirms that early planning is key to a successful summer learning program. As the report description notes: Based on thousands of hours of observations, interviews,… Read more

Let’s Make It! with Recycled Materials

Families can have fun making things together without spending any extra money. You can use items you have at home. And, maybe even items you would put out for recycling. Here are some ideas to get you started making things with recycled materials: 75 Recycled Art Projects for Kids Make Your Own Instruments From Recycled… Read more

Family Literacy Week – Let’s Make It!

We’re getting ready for Family Literacy Week, January 20th to 27th. This year’s theme is “Let’s Make It!” focusing on the fun and learning that can happen when families make things together. To help you celebrate, we’ve created some Let’s Make It! family activity sheets. There are activities for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and primary school… Read more

The Westcoast Reader – January 2019

Happy New Year! The January edition of The Westcoast Reader is available now! It has articles about Family Literacy Week, an extreme grandpa, an otter vs a koi fish, and more… You can find the Teachers’ Notes for this issue online. For subscription information, or to find out if your group qualifies to receive the… Read more

Reading Challenges for 2019

Want to boost your reading in 2019? A reading challenge may be just the thing to expand your reading life. There are several reading challenges online. Here are a few: Modern Mrs. Darcy’s 2019 Reading Challenge has ten categories of books, for a total of 12 books to read next year. There are plenty of… Read more

Magic of Reading Aloud

Need more convincing that reading aloud to children isn’t just for little ones? Read 5 Reasons Why Reading Aloud with Older Kids Is the Absolute Best.

Decoda’s Holiday Reading

Decoda will be closed for the holidays between December 21st and January 2nd. We’re looking forward to spending time with friends and family, and to a little extra free reading. Today we’d like to share what we’re hoping to read. Marci Bulloch – My holiday reading is The Ruins of Lace – A novel of… Read more