Parent child relationships

Attachment (2009)

This booklet, prepared by the Early Childhood Learning Knowledge Centre (ECLKC) of the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL), is aimed at parents, service providers, policy makers, and the general public.

The authors explain that during infancy, it is critically important for children to bond with and come to treat their caregivers as safe havens, a core process known as “attachment.”

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2011-11-29

Love Grows Brains (2009)

A guide for parents to support their children's healthy brain development

This booklet explains the connection between early childhood experiences, brain growth, and lifelong learning.

The authors explain that the brain grows more from birth to age three than at any other time in a person’s life. They describe how everyday things like cuddling, singing and talking to a baby stimulate brain development.

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2011-02-24

Play for Literacy: Celebrating January 27, 2011, Family Literacy Day (2011)

The authors of this document encourage families to become aware of the literacy opportunities surrounding them in everyday life. For instance, they point out that children playing “let’s pretend” are building their vocabulary, developing language skills, and learning how to tell a story.

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2011-01-25

How To Kit - Puppets (2009)

The How-to Puppet Kit was created to help celebrate NWT Literacy Week. Puppets lend themselves very well to family literacy activities. Even very young children can make their own puppets and use them to make up and act out stories.

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2009-09-04

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

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

How To Kit - Family Cooking (2008)

Cooking is great family activity. When parents prepare a recipe with their children, they are teaching the children not only cooking skills, but also literacy skills. There are several cooking and literacy extender activities included in this kit. However, preparing any recipe involves literacy. Any time spent talking and doing things together helps preschool children to develop language skills.

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2008-09-23

How To Kit - Making Family Books Together (2000)

This How to Kit provides you with information on making family books and ideas for creating homemade books. A family book is a memory scrapbook for kids and their parents. They are a great way to engage children and families in reading and sharing together. A family book includes pictures, mementos, stories and drawings.

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2008-09-16

How To Kit - Baby Book (2008)

This How-to-Kit provides an outline for creating a baby book, a unique and lasting way to remember baby's first years. This kit is one in a series of How to Kits that can be downloaded from the NWT Literacy Council website at www.nwt.literacy.ca. This baby book kit can be used with parents in a pre or postnatal class or with parents with children in a preschool or daycare program.

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2008-09-15

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