Children

How To Kit - 20 Fantastic Outdoor Family Literacy Activities (2009)

This How To Kit was developed to help organizations celebrate literacy in the Northwest Territories. It provides examples of winter activities that can be used to promote family literacy. Some of the activities include winter treasure hunts, cooking, science experiments in the snow, sliding and book parties as well as skating games.

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2009-12-30

Lesson 7: Elementary Teacher Assistant (2005)

Plan a class field trip

This two-part lesson plan teaches Elementary Teacher Assistants or Early Childcare workers how to plan a class field trip. The first lesson introduces the criteria and details involved in planning a class trip. In the second lesson, the learners use community resources, Internet, library, information centres etc. to complete an outline of a field trip. The lesson was prepared by ESL (English as a Second Language) teachers.

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2009-12-23

Beginnings and Beyond: The Caregiver and Kindergarten Readiness (2009)

Fact Sheet

This fact sheet offers caregivers and parents ideas for helping children develop the skills they will need when they start school.

The authors focus on play-based, hands-on activities, not formal education. The activities focus on numbers and math readiness; reading readiness; listening and sequencing; social skills; position and direction; motor skills; time; and learning about size, colours and shapes.

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2009-12-02

How To Kit - Puppets (2009)

The How-to Puppet Kit was created to help celebrate NWT Literacy Week. Puppets lend themselves very well to family literacy activities. Even very young children can make their own puppets and use them to make up and act out stories.

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2009-09-04

Speech and language milestone chart (2009)

Fact Sheet

For most children, all the skills needed for oral language are acquired naturally by the time they are five years old. The fact sheet/speech and language milestone chart offers insight into where a child should be at a particular age ranging from one to six years. It also offers activities one could use in order to encourage language acquisition and proper speech patterns.

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2009-09-02

How To Kit - TV Free from A to Z (2009)

In celebration of NWT Literacy Week, the Northwest Territories Literacy Council has declared October 1 TV Free Night and has put together a collection of ideas and activities to mark the special event. Families and communities are encouraged to participate.

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2009-08-21

State of Learning in Canada: Toward a Learning Future (2008)

What we've learned since 2007

The Canadian Council on Learning (CCL) is an independent, not-for-profit corporation funded through an agreement with Human Resources and Social Development Canada. This 2008 update provides further insight into Canada’s progress in learning through newly released or recently analyzed data. The State of Learning in Canada report examines many of the factors that contribute to successful lifelong learning within five key learning domains.

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2009-07-16

Library preschool storytimes: Developing early literacy skills in children (2008)

Public libraries have traditionally offered early literacy programming to preschool children in the form of story times. Do public library story times prepare children to be ready to learn when they enter school? Is there scientific research to support these intuitive beliefs? Are public libraries really setting the stage for future successes in learning?

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2009-06-24

Educator Handbook for ADHD (2004)

This handbook for educators on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) provides readers with basic information about this disorder. It has been organized to address the following topics:

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2009-03-18

Let's sing together (2008)

This booklet is a collection of songs and rhymes that parents and children can enjoy together. By singing, dancing and playing with their child, parents help develop their child's language and help better prepare him or her for school.

When parents and children sing together, the child learns to listen; to wait for his or her turn; to imitate gestures, sounds and words; and learns new words and actions.

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2009-02-04

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