2016

Holiday Reading

Do you try to set aside some time during the holidays to read? Are you looking for suggestions? As the winter holidays approach, many book lists are created that recommend titles that are sometimes familiar and sometimes new to you. Here are a few of those lists: NPR’s Book Concierge: Our Guide to 2016’s Great… Read more

TD Canadian Children’s Book Week

TD Canadian Children’s Book Week starts tomorrow and runs until May 14th. This year’s theme is 40 Years of Great Books!, marking the 40th anniversary of the Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Books that children encounter when they are young may be among some of the most important influences that shape their ideas and attitudes for… Read more

Canadian Census 2016

The Canadian census will be conducted in May. Statistics Canada has created a 2016 Census Adult Education Kit to use with adult literacy or English- or French-as-a-second-language (ESL or FSL) classes across Canada. The kit contains five activities that provide opportunities for listening, speaking, reading and writing. The activities help students become familiar with the… Read more

It’s Family Literacy Day!

Today is Family Literacy Day! Celebrate by having “15 Minutes of Fun” learning together. For more ideas on what you can do, look at our 15 Minutes of Family Fun activity sheets or visit ABC Life Literacy Canada.

Family Literacy Week 2016

Family Literacy Week is happening this year from January 24th to 31st. Let’s Play Together! is this year’s theme. For information on why play is important for families, read the Let’s Play Together! backgrounder.  For ideas for playing with toddlers and preschoolers, browse our Let’s Play Together! Activity Sheets. You’ll find ideas for pretend play,… Read more