Children's learning activities

Family Literacy Day Activity Book (2011)

Family Literacy Day is observed annually on January 27 to raise awareness of the importance of reading and engaging in other literacy-related activities as a family.

This activity booklet includes a colouring page, a crossword puzzle, a word find, a maze, and a simple recipe that a child could make with an adult. There is also a page where the child can write a story, based on a series of pictures.

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2012-01-10

How To Kit - Learning in Everyday Life (2011)

The goal of Family Literacy Day, celebrated annually on January 27, is to raise awareness of the importance of reading and taking part in other literacy-related activities as a family.

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2012-01-03

How To Kit - Comics and Graphic Novels (2011)

The authors explain that a comic is usually a short instalment of a larger story, while a graphic novel is usually an entire story bound and published in a single book. They point out that graphic novels have an important role to play in promoting literacy and may appeal especially to reluctant readers and visual learners.

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2011-11-08

Science Fun: Experiments and Activities for Family Literacy Groups (2012)

This how-to kit offers hands-on activities to help families develop positive attitudes towards science.

The authors have provided instructions for 12 activities that use materials found around the house, including salt, eggs, ice cubes and food colouring. Among the activities are making ice cream, mixing colours, and planting seeds.

There are also suggestions for picture books to go along with each activity.

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2011-08-16

Fill Up Your Piggy (2008)

A guide to managing your money

This document, prepared by Ontario-based Credit Canada, includes a variety of information about basic money management.

The authors have included tips for avoiding overspending; tracking expenses; using credit wisely; and setting a budget. One section provides ideas for making household cleaners and beauty treatments from products found around the house.

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2011-03-11

Story Time Adventures (2010)

Story Time Adventures is a program that can be offered to preschool children through a child development centre or early intervention program, in morning or afternoon sessions.

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2011-01-27

LAPS Activity 2: A Fresh Look (2008)

Children's Language and Literacy Development

The Literacy and Parenting Skills (LAPS) program helps parents improve their own literacy and parenting abilities while at the same time showing them how to foster their children’s literacy development.

This document, an updated version of the original manual, explains how to facilitate LAPS classes. Lessons are arranged around themes like positive discipline, listening skills, and building self-esteem in children.

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2011-01-27

Play for Literacy: Celebrating January 27, 2011, Family Literacy Day (2011)

The authors of this document encourage families to become aware of the literacy opportunities surrounding them in everyday life. For instance, they point out that children playing “let’s pretend” are building their vocabulary, developing language skills, and learning how to tell a story.

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2011-01-25

Family Literacy Day 2011: Have fun with words! (2010)

Tips and Activity Sheet for children

This one-page tip sheet contains fun ideas to help children improve their literacy skills. The ideas include researching a favourite animal; starting a weekly family game night; and using a recipe to make a treat.

The authors have also included a word search puzzle with a literacy theme.

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2010-12-17

Let's Play and Learn (2010)

The goal of this how-to kit is to help parents of young children understand the vital role of play in their development. It includes suggestions for a variety of indoor and outdoor activities; ideas for rhyming games and songs; and advice for setting up a playgroup.

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2010-11-30

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