Children & Families

Cuddle, Connect, Communicate

The Parent-Child Mother Goose ProgramĀ® (PCMG) is offered by many family literacy programs throughout BC. The program focuses on the pleasure and power of using rhymes, songs, and stories. These are used to build confidence, create positive family patterns, and give children healthy early experiences with language and communication. Mother Goose facilitator Alana Murdoch loves… Read more

Highlight of the Year for Literacy Matters in Abbotsford

When asked for a highlight of the year, Sharon Crowley, the Literacy Outreach Coordinator for Literacy Matters, wrote this: “I think for Abbotsford it was the opening of the library room at the Community Aboriginal Centre. This project came out of the joining of community members to sit on the Aboriginal table (Hand in Hand… Read more

Karen IPALS: Making Canada Home

Zipporah Min escaped Burmese military forces in 1992 and lived in a refugee camp for Karen people in Thailand. She was 13. In 2002, she came to Langley as part of a large group of Karen refugees. Today, she is a leader within her community, as a facilitator for a Parents as Literacy Supporters in… Read more