Parenting materials

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

The World Of Words (2003)

Any Parent Can

This book is for parents who want to give their children the gift of literacy. The purpose of this book is to help parents become more aware that reading with their children, even babies, is important. Using simple, straightforward language, the author talks about literacy, the importance of reading, when and how to start reading to a child, and related topics.

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2008-05-13

Raising Kids Who Read (2004)

Reading is the most important skill children must master if they are to succeed in school and later in life. The YMCA has developed this booklet to help parents raise children who enjoy reading. The information in this booklet reinforces the vital parent or adult-child relationship, and supports children’s ability to read for fun and to become lifelong learners.

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2007-11-27

Great Beginnings - "About Pregnancy and Parenting" (2002)

Advice From Real People

Maggie's Place Family Resource Centre created this easy-to-read handbook to help answer new and expecting parents' questions. The book was put together with the help of several groups of new and expecting moms from Cumberland County, Nova Scotia.

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2004-12-13

How To Kit - Culture and Traditions (2004)

Children learn their culture by taking part in traditional activities within the family and in the community, and by learning the language that represents that culture. Building your family literacy activities around your culture and traditions and using your Aboriginal language as often as you can will give your child a strong foundation for learning.

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2004-01-01

How To Kit - Involving Families in Children's Learning (2003)

In this How to Kit, you will find information on why educational programs should involve parents/families in children's learning; information on the benefits of involving parents; tips for programs on how to get parents involved in a meaningful way and practical ideas for parents to support their children's learning.
PDF version also available in sections.

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2003-10-28

Baby Book Project (2003)

PDF version also available in sections.This document provides the blank version of a baby book. All a parent has to do is print the document and then fill in the blanks as baby grows.

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2003-10-02

Families First (2002)

Northern Parenting and Learning Program

Some program files available in PDF.This program is designed to meet the needs of people who wish to improve their literacy skills by using parenting issues and materials. The intention is to provide a supportive learning environment where both literacy and parenting skills are studied. Parents meet to share their parenting ideas and gain new tools to help them with their parenting skills.

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2003-10-02

Supporting Parents as the Child's First and Most Important Teachers (1995)

A Process Guide for a School-Based, Community Supported Family Literacy Program

This is the guide for a school-based family literacy program, which helps to develop partnerships and to improve communications between parents and teachers.

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2003-07-28

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