Family literacy

Mapping the Field of Family Literacy in Canada (2008)

MCL Environmental Scan

The Movement for Canadian Literacy (MCL) provides a forum where people from provincial/territorial and national organizations can work together to identify, discuss and address issues of common focus. This project, Mapping the Field of Family Literacy, reflects MCL’s goal of building consensus, growing capacity and maintaining a commitment to family literacy.

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2009-02-24

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

Learning Without Borders (2008)

An Introduction to Community-Based Adult Literacy in British Columbia

Learning Without Borders offers an introduction to community-based adult literacy in British Columbia. This resource has been designed to help those unfamiliar with this topic navigate the complexities of the adult literacy field in BC.

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2009-02-03

Family Literacy Practices in the home and community: A Review of the Literature on Family Literacy (2008)

This literature review was developed as part of a larger project that will result in the creation of a provincial framework for family literacy in New Brunswick. The intended purpose of this document was to provide an overview of current literature and key issues related to family literacy and to inform discussions at the New Brunswick Forum on Family Literacy 2008 that took place in Fredericton, New Brunswick, in June 2008.

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2009-01-30

How-to-Kit - Science Fun (2008)

Science is a fun way to introduce pre‐schoolers to the world around them. Science activities allow children to ask questions, expand their vocabulary, use their five senses to explore different things, and most of all, have fun while learning. This How‐to‐Kit provides an opportunity to engage families in developing positive attitudes towards science. The activities are easy, fun and hands‐on.

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2009-01-15

Hand in Hand (2008)

Family literacy in a minority context

In 2003, the Coalition francophone pour l'alphabétisation et la formation de base en Ontario commissioned a research study, entitled "For My Child," to evaluate the impact of family literacy programs. The current report is an analysis of this research, which was conducted in the broader context of research on family literacy.

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2008-11-18

Get Set Learn! (2006)

A Case Study of A Family Literacy Program in Waterloo Region

Children whose parents have low literacy skills are at a higher risk to grow up to have low literacy skills themselves. This case study details a successful family literacy program in the Waterloo Region of Ontario called Get Set Learn! This program targeted parents on Ontario Works (a welfare program) with pre-school aged children in hopes of breaking the cycle of being disadvantaged because of parental low literacy levels.

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2008-11-04

Get Set Learn Parent Book (2008)

Get Set Learn is a family literacy program that focuses on both parents and their children and stresses the importance of reading with your child on a daily basis, engaging in literacy play and being a literacy role model. Get Set Learn was developed in 2003 to give parents with low literacy skills the tools and strategies to enable them to help their children succeed in school.

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2008-10-30

Get Set Learn - Everything You Need to Run a Family Literacy Program (2008)

Get Set Learn is a family literacy program that focuses on both parents and their children. This program stresses the importance of reading to your child on a daily basis, engaging in literacy play and being a literacy role model. The Get Set Learn program consists of an 8-week session featuring two two-hour classes per week.

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2008-10-27

How To Kit - Family Math (2008)

This How to Kit is a math resource for teachers, family literacy facilitators and families. It offers a variety of easy, fun and hands-on activities for families with children from ages 7 – 10. This kit provides an opportunity to engage families in developing positive attitudes towards math by working and learning together to solve math problems.

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