Children's learning activities

Summer Reading Club (2005)

Outreach Library Service through a Neighbourhood Storytent Program

This document contains some information to guide libraries in alternative ways to engage hard to reach children in their programs. It describes Saint John, New Brunswick's “Storytent Summer Reading Club Outreach” program (2003-2004) and how to implement this type of program in your community.

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Added: 
2005-06-28

How To Kit - Readers Theatre (2004)

This document offers an introduction to readers’ theatre, a form of drama that features participants reading from their scripts. A readers’ theatre production is usually easy to put on because it doesn’t require props or costumes and participants aren’t required to memorize their lines.

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2004-11-26

How To Kit - Literacy Activities for Holidays (2004)

The Northwest Territories Literacy Council has put together a collection of ideas for holidays that can be used for a special event. Invite parents and caregivers to come and celebrate a particular holiday by sharing and learning with their children.

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2004-04-28

How To Kit - Environmental Print Games (2003)

Environmental print is the print found in everyday life, like labels on food, traffic signs or the logo of a restaurant chain. It is usually the first print children recognize and plays a role in helping them learn that letters and symbols have meaning.

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2004-02-02

How To Kit - Word & Picture Bingos (2004)

Reading and picture bingos are a great way to engage children and families in learning. Included here are several bingos that can be used with children of different ages. Word Bingo can be used with children in grades 2-8. Picture Bingo can be used with young children and the Alphabet Bingo can be used with pre-school and kindergarten children.

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2004-01-01

How To Kit - Involving Families in Children's Learning (2003)

In this How to Kit, you will find information on why educational programs should involve parents/families in children's learning; information on the benefits of involving parents; tips for programs on how to get parents involved in a meaningful way and practical ideas for parents to support their children's learning.
PDF version also available in sections.

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2003-10-28

How To Kit - Book Making (2003)

This document has everything you need to advertise, organize and run a “book making night” for all ages. Book making is a great activity for the whole community.
PDF version also available in sections.

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2003-10-22

How To Kit - Family Literacy Activities Night (2003)

This document provides instructions, posters, invitations, etc. needed to organize, advertise, and hold a “family literacy activities night” to be enjoyed by the whole community. This event is a great way to promote reading in the family and community.

Celebrate Literacy in the NWT
NWT Literacy Council : Literacy Games for Adults

People of all ages can play literacy games. They can be a lot of fun. They can:

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Added: 
2003-10-10

How To Kit - Reading Circles and Story Extenders (2003)

This document provides instructions, posters, invitations, etc. needed to organize, advertise, and run a “reading circle” for all ages. Reading circles are a great way to promote reading in the family and in the community.

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2003-10-07

How To Kit - Literacy Treasure Hunt (2003)

This document provides instructions, posters, invitations, etc. needed to organize, advertise, and run a “literacy treasure hunt” for all ages. A literacy treasure hunt is a great family activity for the whole community.

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2003-10-07

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