Parental literacy

Families and Literacy (2012)

This fact sheet focuses on the role of parents in helping children develop literacy skills.

The authors point out that low literacy is an intergenerational cycle, and improving parents’ skills has a positive effect on the language development of children.

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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 the Future: Daisa Allurut [Video - 5:39] (2008)

This five-minute video is one of a series prepared by the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL), featuring adult learners who explain how improved literacy skills have changed their lives.

The subject of this video is a 34-year-old Inuit woman whose first language is Inuktitut. She has two young children and is very aware of the importance of education in providing them with opportunities in life.

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2011-04-08

LAPS Activity 2: A Fresh Look (2008)

Children's Language and Literacy Development

The Literacy and Parenting Skills (LAPS) program helps parents improve their own literacy and parenting abilities while at the same time showing them how to foster their children’s literacy development.

This document, an updated version of the original manual, explains how to facilitate LAPS classes. Lessons are arranged around themes like positive discipline, listening skills, and building self-esteem in children.

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2011-01-27

Family Math Groups (2009)

An Exploration of Content and Style

In this literature review, the author outlines the relationship of family math and family literacy, explores the importance of play in developing early skills, and traces the mathematical development of early childhood. She reviews several large and small scale family math programs, and discusses common findings as to what makes these programs successful.

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2009-04-28

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

Family Math Fun! (2008)

This document is aimed at three target audiences: people who work directly with children, including parents, childcare workers, preschool teachers and elementary school teachers; people who work with parents and children together, including facilitators of parenting groups and family literacy programs; and Adult Basic Education instructors and tutors who teach basic math to adults.

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2008-09-29

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