Games

Active Literacy (2010)

This kit offers instructions for a number of fun activities that can help build literacy skills. The activities are suitable for a wide range of age groups, from children to adults.

Activities include a community scavenger hunt; charades; and making a puppet theatre out of cardboard.

The authors have also included ideas for activities based on popular children’s books.

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2014-02-17

Activity Book: 15 minutes of fun for Family Literacy Day (2014)

Family Literacy Day is observed in Canada every year on January 27 as a way to raise awareness of the importance of reading and taking part in other literacy-related activities as a family.

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2014-01-21

Credit Jeopardy – Board Game (2011)

This game is a supplemental resource accompanying a nine-module workshop, developed by the Canadian Centre for Financial Literacy (CCFL) to train front-line workers in community organizations to deliver financial literacy programs.

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2013-08-06

Reading Circle Games and Activities (2011)

This document contains a variety of activities that can help children to increase vocabulary, develop love of language, and improve literacy skills. As well, because they are designed for groups of children taking part in reading circles, the activities also emphasize social skills such as sharing and cooperating.

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2013-01-09

Snakes and ladders for learning: learning disabilities edition (2011)

Designed for literacy practitioners, tutors and instructors, this game uses a new take on a traditional board game to foster awareness of the impact of learning disabilities. In this version, the ladders and snakes represent the ups and downs of learning and learning disabilities.

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2012-10-10

How to Run an Essential Skills Competition: Helpful Tips and Activity Ideas (2012)

This guide explains how to run a competition that tests Essential Skills in a fun way. The information contained in the guide is based on a competition organized by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC), Office of Literacy and Essential Skills, in 2011.

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2012-09-14

50+ Games and Activities to Use with a Small Group (2002)

This handbook is aimed at literacy tutors working with small groups of learners. The activities are intended as a starting point and can be adapted easily to fit different situations.

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2011-10-21

Word Games and Puzzles (2010)

This e-book is part of a series called Best of the Reader, which consists of material from The Westcoast Reader, a newspaper for adults trying to improve their English reading skills.

This book differs from others in the series because instead of stories, it is made up of puzzles and word games, including Sudoku, word play, tongue twisters and riddles. It would be a fun book to use as a resource for both adults and children.

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2010-12-22

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

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

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