Early childhood

Early Childhood and Poverty - Summary of Research (2012)

This report offers an overview of recent research findings on the impact of poverty on young children. It was prepared as a resource for the first roundtable discussion, held in June 2012, on developing a Northwest Territories anti-poverty strategy,

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2013-01-18

The Pledge (2011)

Developed by ABC Life Literacy Canada in partnership with Energizer Canada, the Power of Reading program includes five picture books for young children to read with their parents.

In this book, a little girl makes a promise to help her busy mother around the house.

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2012-12-20

Parenting styles, behaviour and skills and their impact on young children (2007)

Lessons in Learning - December 13, 2007

This paper summarizes recent research on parenting styles and highlights a number of programs aimed at helping parents improve their skills.

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2012-12-18

Families – Fact Sheet (2012)

This fact sheet is one of a series prepared by the Canadian Literacy and Learning Network (CLLN) to address a variety of literacy-related topics.

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2012-12-11

The New Kid (2011)

The Power of Reading program, developed by ABC Life Literacy Canada in partnership with Energizer Canada, consists of five picture books for parents and children to share.

In this book, a little boy deals with his fears about being the new kid at school.

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2012-12-10

The Dinner Table (2011)

This picture book is one of five titles in The Power of Reading program, developed by ABC Life Literacy Canada in partnership with Energizer Canada.

This book focuses on a little boy getting ready for dinner at the home of a friend who comes from a different country. He describes, in vivid and funny ways, his concerns about what he might encounter there.

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2012-12-06

Train of Toys (2011)

This picture book is one of five in The Power of Reading program, developed by ABC Life Literacy Canada in partnership with Energizer Canada.

It tells the story of a little boy who, despite the skepticism of family and friends, uses a toy train to transport all his stuffed animals to the park.

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2012-11-28

Early Childhood Literacy Programs in Canada (2010)

A National Survey

The authors of this study sought to understand early childhood literacy programs in Canada by identifying such programs and gathering information on their operations, content and challenges.

The authors used a literature review and a national survey to generate data, determine trends and identify gaps between research and practice.

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2012-11-22

Building Family Literacy and Essential Skills: Enhancing Social Inclusion - Evaluation of a Family Literacy Program: Upgrading for Parents with Preschoolers (UPP) (2011)

This document offers an evaluation of the effects of Upgrading for Parents with Preschoolers (UPP), a 20-week intervention program, on both the parenting ability and literacy skills of the participants.

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2012-06-25

Reading to Your Baby [Video – 2:47] (2009)

In this video, a mother talks about the benefits of reading to children, even to newborn babies.

Reading teaches language skills and helps children learn about things in the world. It also offers parents and babies an opportunity to form strong bonds.

The mother notes that a baby may be overwhelmed by the words in a book but will enjoy the pictures.

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2012-03-12

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