Parenting skills

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

Ready to Learn? A look at school readiness in young children (2008)

Lessons in Learning – September 18, 2008

Parents, teachers, and decision-makers all have a stake in ensuring that children are well-prepared when they begin their formal education. However, the authors of this document note that the meaning of the term “ready to learn” is not as clear as it might first appear.

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2012-06-20

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

Saskatoon Urban Aboriginal Strategy (2011)

Final Report 2010-2011

This document outlines the establishment of the Aboriginal Parent Roles Interacting with Teacher Support (APRINTS) project in Saskatoon, a family literacy program designed to enhance children’s learning through play, drawing, writing, sharing books, talking and storytelling.

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2011-09-09

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

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

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

1-2-3 Rhyme with Me - Facilitator's Manual (2010)

This manual is designed to help community groups organize a “1-2-3 Rhyme with Me” program, a weekly interactive session for parents and their young children. The goals of the program are to help parents gain confidence as they improve their parenting skills. That, in turn, helps them support their children’s learning and literacy.

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2010-05-27

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

That's the Way I Like It (2005)

This book is intended for adults who already have acquired the reading skills and knowledge of a beginning and mid-stage one learner.

This book has four chapters:

Chapter 1 - The Mudd Family
Chapter 2 - A Big Problem
Chapter 3 - A Family Meeting
Chapter 4 - That's the Way I Like it!

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2005-11-30

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