family literacy

Babar, Rainbow Fish, and Pippi Longstocking

What do Babar, Rainbow Fish and Pippi Longstocking have in common? They’re all characters from children’s books that were translated into English. Did you know that September is World Kid Lit Month? It’s a time to celebrate world literature for kids and teens, especially fiction and nonfiction translated to English from other languages. These books… Read more

Family Book Club

One approach families can take to reading together is family book club. It can be a small, select club with immediate family members or encompass extended family or other families. This is one way to frame the family reading experience as a social one that invites talking about what you’ve read. Find tips for setting… Read more

Family Creative Learning

Family Creative Learning is a workshop series that engages children and their parents to learn together, using creative technologies. The workshops are designed to build on families’ relationships and cultural backgrounds and to strengthen their social support and skill around computing. Family Creative Learning from Creative Communities Group on Vimeo. Children and their parents engage… Read more

Families Learning and Interacting Together (FLIT)

Looking for fun activities to do with young children? The Centre for Family Literacy in Alberta has developed a free family literacy app, FLIT, filled with a variety of fun activities that support literacy. It’s a great source of ideas for reading, recipes, rhymes and games. You can download the app on Google Play or… Read more

Dual Language Booklets

The Saskatchewan Literacy Network has a series of free Dual Language Booklets tucked in with other family literacy resources. Each booklet contains a small selection of simple, practical vocabulary for one theme: Clothing Colours Food Greetings In the City More Food Numbers Parts of the Body Transportation. And, each booklet is available in: Arabic Chinese… Read more

Let’s Talk About Math!

Children’s brains are ready to understand number concepts earlier than many people expect. A little encouragement that is playful and part of everyday life can boost their learning. Let’s Talk About Math is a guide to introducing young children to math concepts and words. It shows how easy it can be to talk about math… Read more

LEGO Lovers Learning Literacy

It’s Family Literacy Week! This year’s theme is Let’s Make It! Today we’re pleased to welcome Chrisy Hill, Community Literacy Coordinator for the Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy – Elk Valley, as a guest blogger. Chrisy shares a family literacy resource using LEGO for fun and learning. LEGO has been a kids’ favorite since 1932. … Read more

Reading Success at Home

Today we are pleased to welcome Fiona Clare, the Literacy Outreach Coordinator in Kamloops, as our guest blogger. She shares the successful Come Read with Me family literacy workshop. When we know how to read, it is hard to remember what it is like not to be able to read. Twenty years ago, my son… Read more

Talk to Me, Play with Me, Carry Me

Today we are pleased to welcome Kailey Erickson, the Literacy Outreach Coordinator in Langley, as our guest blogger. “Talk to Me, Play with Me, Carry Me – I appreciate the time you take with me now because what I learn and feel sets me on my path” As a Literacy Outreach Coordinator, I believe an… Read more