Parents

Who Likes Science and Why? Individual, Family and Teacher Effects (2006)

There is worldwide concern that young people seem to be losing interest in science and technology. This report examines the conditions that seem to make science more attractive for students, including fostering children’s natural curiosity, and the presence of positive attitudes towards science and math both at school and at home.

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2013-09-03

Early Childhood Education has Widespread and Long Lasting Benefits (2012)

TD Economics Special Report

This literature review was prepared by the TD Economics division of TD Bank Group.

There is a great deal of compelling evidence on the benefits of early learning, the authors point out. Not only do high-quality early childhood education programs benefit children, they also have positive impacts on parents, and on the economy as a whole.

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2013-06-28

International Dialogue on Resilience: Promising Practices for School Systems (2009)

Dialogue Proceedings

This document outlines the work of an international gathering of researchers, practitioners, and policymakers from Canada, Germany, Australia, and the United States, who met in Ottawa, Ontario, in late 2009 to discuss practical approaches to promoting resilience in children and youth as learners.

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2013-06-03

Books in the Home: Northern Books (2010)

The Northwest Territories “Books in the Home” program provides parents with tools to help their children with reading and writing. Each week, parents study a children’s book and take the book home.

This resource manual is one of two developed for the program and focuses on what the authors describe as northern books: ones about the culture and life in the North, many of which reflect First Nations, Métis or Inuit culture.

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2013-04-25

Books in the Home: Classic Books (2010)

The Northwest Territories “Books in the Home” program is based on the belief that parents are children’s first and most important teachers. Throughout the program, parents study a children’s book each week, then take the book home with them.

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2013-03-22

Why is high-quality child care essential? The link between quality child care and early learning (2006)

Lessons in Learning – May 31, 2006

While parents have the most influence on their children’s lives, non-parental care can also have a significant impact, the authors of this paper point out. Whether that impact is good or bad depends on a variety of factors, including the quality of care the child is receiving.

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2013-03-15

NALA Research Briefing Paper: Family literacy in Ireland (2011)

The National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA) is a charitable organization committed to helping adults in Ireland overcome literacy and numeracy problems. NALA is involved in tutor training; developing teaching materials; distance education services; policy making; research; and awareness campaigns.

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2013-02-27

A Different Way Home (2011)

The Power of Reading program, developed by ABC Life Literacy Canada in partnership with Energizer Canada, includes five picture books for young children to read with their parents.

In this book, a small boy discovers many new and unusual things when his father takes a different route home after a visit with his grandmother.

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2013-02-20

Family Literacy Bookmaking Club (N.D.)

A Manual for Literacy Programs and Family Literacy Resource Programs

This manual provides the information needed to plan a series of bookmaking workshops for parents. During the workshops, parents create books for their children; learn about the qualities of good children’s books; and discover strategies they can use at home to promote reading.

The manual offers instructions for preparing five different books, with lists of required materials and templates for shapes required for each book.

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2013-02-15

Mother Raven Nursery Rhymes (1992)

This booklet is a collection of nursery rhymes with a twist, featuring traditional rhymes rewritten to reflect the experiences of Canada’s North.

For instance, “Peter Peter, Pumpkin Eater” becomes “Peter Peter, Dryfish Eater” and Mary has a little lynx, rather than a lamb.

Each rhyme is illustrated with a black and white drawing.

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2013-01-24

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