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Family Literacy Day - January 27th


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January 27th is Family Literacy Day/La journée de l'alphabétisation familiale, "a national awareness initiative created by ABC Life Literacy Canada in 1999, and held annually to raise awareness of the importance of reading and engaging in other literacy-related activities as a family."


Engaging young children:
  • Rhymes, chants, songs and storytelling create a rich environment for language development. Use any language your want!
  • Children learn through rhythm, rhyme and repetition. Simple learning exercises can often be taught through songs and poems.
  • Speak with your child rather than at them. Don’t forget to listen to what your child has to say, whether it is first words or baby’s babbling.
  • By reading, talking, drawing and playing with children you are helping them develop skills they will use forever.
Idées pour étudiants:
  • Chercher en ligne des endroits plaisants à visiter dans ta communauté. Choisis l’endroit de ta prochaine excursion familiale.
  • Créer une nouvelle recette ensemble et la publier en ligne.
  • Se raconter des blagues en lavant la vaisselle.
  • Inventer une histoire en famille : écrivez une phrase à la fois chacun votre tour puis, une fois l’histoire terminée, lisez-la à voix haute.
  • Organiser un échange de livres à ton école ou avec tes amis.
  • Retracer l’itinéraire de ton parcours pour aller à l’école, au parc et à l’épicerie sur une carte. Trouver un parcours différent pour aller à chacun des endroits.
  • Chercher les paroles de ta chanson préférée en ligne. Chanter la chanson entre amis!
  • Compter le nombre de pas qu’il y a de ta chambre à la cuisine. Trouver qui dans la famille doit faire le plus de pas pour avoir une collation!
Adult Literacy:
  • Saturday game night! Games are a great way for everyone to practice their literacy skills while having fun!
  • Do a puzzle, crossword or other brainteasers to work your abstract thinking skills.
  • Listening to books on tape is a great way to develop the story and captivate the setting in your mind. You can listen to books in the car, after dinner, or spend a half hour before you go to bed.
  • Spend some time on arts and crafts activities such as knitting, painting, making jewelry or scrapbooking.
  • Host a potluck. Send out an email before asking people to sign up for an item such as appetizer, entrée, dessert or salad. When everyone arrives, each guest has to describe what recipe they used and if they discovered new cooking terms.

Family Literacy Fun resources were developed by ABC Life Literacy Canada (with support from Natrel) and are available to download for free online in English at www.FamilyLiteracyFun.ca and at www.lireetjouerenfamille.ca in French.

-- Information gathered from the ABC Life Literacy Canada website.


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