Children's learning activities

1-2-3 Rhyme with Me: Rhyme and Song Booklet (2010)

This booklet is aimed at parents and caregivers who want to use talking, rhyming and singing to help children build strong language skills. The authors have included dozens of rhymes and songs, many with suggestions for actions to accompany them.

For a copy of a CD containing the songs, please contact the Council.

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2010-10-26

How-to-Kit: 20 Fun Nutrition and Literacy Activities (2010)

This document begins by explaining the importance of healthy eating for young children and includes a copy of Canada’s Food Guide. The authors have included tips for making healthy eating part of the family routine.

In addition to recipes for child-friendly dishes, the authors have provided ideas for food-related activities like the Food Fun Memory Game or making a placemat with a collage of food pictures from old magazines.

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2010-09-28

How-to-Kit: Active Literacy (2010)

This kit offers suggestions for combining literacy and active living. Some of the ideas include a community scavenger hunt, charades and an obstacle course. The authors have also included a number of songs with suggestions for acting them out.

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2010-09-28

1-2-3 Rhyme with Me - Facilitator's Manual (2010)

This manual is designed to help community groups organize a “1-2-3 Rhyme with Me” program, a weekly interactive session for parents and their young children. The goals of the program are to help parents gain confidence as they improve their parenting skills. That, in turn, helps them support their children’s learning and literacy.

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2010-05-27

How To Kit - Music and Literacy (2009)

This how-to kit, prepared by the NWT Literacy Council, focuses on how music can be used to promote literacy. It includes ideas for making musical instruments and props; suggestions for children’s CDs; an annotated list of books based on songs; and suggestions for books adults can turn to for learning activities.

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2010-05-18

Literacy Programs for Children - Kindergarten to Grade 6: Final Report (2008)

This document outlines the research Frontier College carried out between 2006 and 2008 on its programs for children in Kindergarten to Grade 6. The goal was to obtain valid reading assessment data; to identify best practices; and to investigate the impact of these programs.

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2010-05-05

How To Kit - Family Literacy Activities Night 2 (2009)

This is another in a series of how-to kits developed by the NWT Literacy Council. It includes tips for organizing a family literacy activities night, from choosing a date to advertising the event.

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2010-05-05

How to Kit - Plan a Family Literacy Day Fair (2009)

This kit helps organizers plan a celebration for Family Literacy Day, observed annually on January 27.

The kit includes a planning checklist and suggestions for activities for various age groups. Among the ideas for younger children are Locomotion Letters and the Same Sound Game while all-ages activities including making a family tree and putting on a readers’ theatre production.

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2010-04-28

How To Kit - Storysacks (2009)

A Guide to making a storysack

This guide explains how storysacks can be used to get children excited about reading. A storysack includes books, an audiotape of the story, props and suggestions for activities based on the books.

The guide explains how to use a storysack in a variety of settings; offers guidelines for choosing appropriate books; suggests possible activities to go with the books; and provides ideas for props.

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2010-04-20

2009 Summer Tutoring Program for Kids - Final Report (2009)

The Summer Tutoring Program for Kids (STPK) in Prince Edward Island has been running for eight weeks every summer since 1998. The program, which is offered free of charge, gives children with reading difficulties a chance to maintain their literacy skills over the summer months and provides relevant summer employment for qualified students. Students in Grade 1 through 6 are referred to the program by resource teachers in their schools.

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2010-01-26

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