Songs

Peter Gzowski Golf Tournament for Literacy 2010 [Video - 5:02] (2010)

This video features British Columbia blues singer Jim Byrnes performing a song he wrote in honour of the late Peter Gzowski. In 1986, the Canadian journalist and broadcaster founded the Peter Gzowski Invitational (PGI) Golf Tournament, which has since raised more than $12 million for literacy initiatives.

The song, entitled “A Man and His Dream,” is heard as photographs from PGI events across Canada appear on the screen.

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2012-10-02

Families Learning Together: Tips for Winter (2012)

This document is filled with suggestions for learning activities that parents and children can do together during the winter months.

One activity is a family sing-along, with new winter-themed lyrics for favourite songs. For example, “The Hokey Pokey” becomes “The Winter Pokey” and “Jingle Bells” gets a new set of lyrics about a funny little snowman.

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2012-02-10

Let's sing together (2008)

This booklet is a collection of songs and rhymes that parents and children can enjoy together. By singing, dancing and playing with their child, parents help develop their child's language and help better prepare him or her for school.

When parents and children sing together, the child learns to listen; to wait for his or her turn; to imitate gestures, sounds and words; and learns new words and actions.

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2009-02-04

Celebrating the Right to Learn! (2008)

Adult Learners Celebrate Their Right to Learn and Freedom of Expression

This document is a collection of writings by adult learners in Nova Scotia. In celebration of International Adult Learners’ Week 2008, Literacy Nova Scotia collected submissions from adult learners across the province who wanted to celebrate their right to learn and their freedom of expression by writing about the learning journeys they had undertaken as adults.

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2008-08-20

Pool Rhyme Time (2005)

Program Manual

The Pool Rhyme Time Program was developed by Literacy for Life Foundation in the High River/Okotoks region of Alberta.

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2006-09-12

Changing Anger to a Song (1988)

Women's Education des femmes, Spring 1988 - Vol. 6, No. 2

In this article, the author talks about her song writing..."I have found that in writing a song, I can transform the pain or sorrow or rage into a form that speaks to many people's experiences. In that process I also educate and heal myself."

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2004-03-25
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