Books in the Home - Overview (2006)

Books in the Home is a program used widely in Canada. The program is based on the belief that parents are children's first and most important teachers. In this program, parents learn to read and share books with their children in positive and enjoyable ways. The program promotes reading and writing of both parents and children.

This manual has been written to give an overview of the program to assist community groups who are interested in organizing and delivering a Books in the Home program in their community.

As part of the program, each week participants will:
•Discuss literacy activities that we can do with our children
•Read a new book and do a related craft
•Do journal writing
•Spend time reading with our children, and
•Take home a new book

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