Parents

Specific Developmental Dyslexia (1998)

This document provides an introduction to the observable characteristics and neurological aspects of dyslexia. The author has included recommendations on screening for dyslexia; information for parents; suggestions for classroom teachers; and tips for dyslexic adults.

The author has also included a section on increasing awareness of “dyslexic talents” and the role they can play in the new knowledge-based economy.

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2012-11-14

Media literacy for children in the internet age (2008)

Lessons in Learning – January 10, 2008

While new media can promote learning, it can also expose children to danger, including inappropriate sexual content and online bullying. Media literacy, for both parents and children, is vital for understanding new media and for ensuring that children’s exposure to the digital world is safe and enjoyable.

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2012-09-04

Parents' role in their children's homework (2008)

Lessons in Learning – February 7, 2008

According to a 2007 survey, 72 percent of Canadian parents feel that homework is a frequent source of household stress, though most parents also believe that it is a valuable learning tool.

This document contains advice, culled from a variety of sources, on how parents can reduce the stress level and ensure that homework is a good learning experience for their children.

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2012-08-29

Mixed Messages: How to choose among conflicting information to support healthy development in young children (2008)

Lessons in Learning – May 29, 2008

Today’s parents are faced with a bewildering amount of information on how to promote the health of their young children. Often, the messages they receive are contradictory, the authors of this paper point out. For instance, messages about safety may conflict with advice on promoting vigorous outdoor activity.

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2012-07-27

Family Literacy [Video - 3:42] (2011)

In this video, a young mother gets some advice on how to incorporate literacy learning into everyday life.

The coordinator of family literacy for the Saskatchewan Literacy Network (SLN) explains that the world is full of opportunities for learning. For example, a parent can describe plants and animals observed on a walk in the woods, then ask the child about what he has observed.

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2012-07-24

Stronger Together: Toward More Literate Communities (2012)

This report presents the findings of a project undertaken to identify gaps and opportunities for a more coordinated and integrated policy mandate for family literacy in Ontario, and to identify promising approaches to an integrated family literacy system. The project was carried out by Essential Skills Ontario, formerly known as Ontario Literacy Coalition.

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2012-07-23

RAPP - Reading And Parents Program: The Multicultural Collection (2011)

A Resource manual for literacy programs and teachers of young children

The Reading And Parents Program (RAPP) was designed to encourage family literacy and help parents support the development of their children’s literacy skills. Program materials can be adapted to produce packs that are suitable for lending to families who have children aged from birth to eight years.

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2012-06-18

Family literacy practice and research in Canada (2007)

This presentation offers both an overview of family literacy in the Canadian context and a detailed look at some specific programs aimed at parents and their young children.

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2012-06-18

Ideas at Work: How to Help Every Child Become a Reader (1999)

This document highlights examples of activities undertaken across the United States to help all children become good readers.

It includes programs undertaken at the national level; by specific states; in cities and towns; within the private sector; and by non-profit organizations. The programs focus on both preschool and school-age children.

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2012-06-13

A barrier to learning: Mental health disorders among Canadian youth (2009)

Lessons in Learning – April 15, 2009

Poor mental health in Canadian schoolchildren poses a significant risk to their academic development and puts them at greater risk of suicide, substance abuse, and dropping out.

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2012-03-19

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