Family Literacy Week

Let’s Make It! with our Hands

This year’s Family Literacy Week theme is Let’s Make It!, emphasizing the power of learning by doing. Many types of making involve using your hands. For young children, there are milestones in the development of fine motor control and what they can do with their hands depends on their stage of development. Here is a… Read more

Let’s Make It! – Big Science for Little Hands

Today we are welcoming Wendy Lorch, an Early Learning Specialist from Science World, as our guest blogger. She’s sharing sample activities for preschoolers from the Science World website. Are you looking for some fun science activities that connect to making things? Science World’s website offers a library of fun, hands-on, cool science activities for all… Read more

Making Memories—In the Kitchen!

Today we’re pleased to welcome Joel Barohn, a registered dietitian and chef from the BC Dairy Association, as a guest blogger. He’s sharing ideas for making things together in the kitchen. Looking for a healthy habit for you and your family in the new year? Try spending more time cooking with kids in the kitchen…. Read more

Read it, then make it!

Today we’re welcoming Francesca de Freitas, Children’s Librarian at the Vancouver Public Library, as our guest blogger. She shows us how a storybook can inspire making. The Vancouver Public Library is celebrating Family Literacy Week with a full week of special events. Can’t make it to the library? Or want to mark this special day… Read more

Let’s Make It! Makerspace at Home

What is a Makerspace? Basically, it’s a space where people get together to make things. You may have seen them in your school or community. Often they’re designed for older schoolchildren or young adults and contain technology and interesting equipment to share. There are also makerspaces for younger children. They are places that encourage discovery… Read more

Let’s Make It! Music for Babies

In our Let’s Make It! Babies activity sheet, we’ve outlined some of the things that parents can ‘make’ with babies – smiles, conversations, games, and traditions. While we focused on the tradition of reading aloud, another popular tradition is singing. Many parents sing to their babies. And, lullabies are a popular bedtime tradition. Did you… Read more

Let’s Make It! with Paper

One of our Family Literacy Week activity sheets this year is Let’s Make It! with Paper. It has activities for a range of ages, including early school years. The suggestions are only the tip of the iceberg. Here are some more ideas for things to make with paper. Let’s start with a puzzle you can… 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

Family Literacy Week 2018

Getting ready for Family Literacy Week? Decoda’s theme this year is What’s on My Plate?, looking at the many ways that family activities can support both healthy eating and literacy development. There are What’s on My Plate? activity sheets for parents (individual sheets for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and primary school) and a backgrounder with general… Read more

Family Literacy Week

Every January Canadians celebrate Family Literacy Day. In BC we are lucky to celebrate family literacy for a whole week. Family Literacy Week runs from January 22 to January 29th this year. Tuning into Music: Listen – Make – Move is Decoda’s theme this year. Visit our webpage for activity sheets for parents of babies,… Read more