How To Kit

How-to-Kit: 20 Fun Nutrition and Literacy Activities (2010)

This document begins by explaining the importance of healthy eating for young children and includes a copy of Canada’s Food Guide. The authors have included tips for making healthy eating part of the family routine.

In addition to recipes for child-friendly dishes, the authors have provided ideas for food-related activities like the Food Fun Memory Game or making a placemat with a collage of food pictures from old magazines.

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2010-09-28

How-to-Kit: Active Literacy (2010)

This kit offers suggestions for combining literacy and active living. Some of the ideas include a community scavenger hunt, charades and an obstacle course. The authors have also included a number of songs with suggestions for acting them out.

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2010-09-28

How To Kit - Music and Literacy (2009)

This how-to kit, prepared by the NWT Literacy Council, focuses on how music can be used to promote literacy. It includes ideas for making musical instruments and props; suggestions for children’s CDs; an annotated list of books based on songs; and suggestions for books adults can turn to for learning activities.

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2010-05-18

How To Kit - Writing Ideas (2009)

This how-to kit can be used by teachers and adult educators, or it can be used for a community workshop to encourage writing by people of all ages.

The authors begin with a section on prewriting activities, including brainstorming and clustering, to help learners choose a topic or narrow their focus. The next section, on writing techniques and ideas, helps learners generate, organize and communicate their ideas.

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2010-05-11

How To Kit - Family Literacy Activities Night 2 (2009)

This is another in a series of how-to kits developed by the NWT Literacy Council. It includes tips for organizing a family literacy activities night, from choosing a date to advertising the event.

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2010-05-05

How to Kit - Plan a Family Literacy Day Fair (2009)

This kit helps organizers plan a celebration for Family Literacy Day, observed annually on January 27.

The kit includes a planning checklist and suggestions for activities for various age groups. Among the ideas for younger children are Locomotion Letters and the Same Sound Game while all-ages activities including making a family tree and putting on a readers’ theatre production.

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2010-04-28

How To Kit - Storysacks (2009)

A Guide to making a storysack

This guide explains how storysacks can be used to get children excited about reading. A storysack includes books, an audiotape of the story, props and suggestions for activities based on the books.

The guide explains how to use a storysack in a variety of settings; offers guidelines for choosing appropriate books; suggests possible activities to go with the books; and provides ideas for props.

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2010-04-20

How To Kit - 20 Fantastic Outdoor Family Literacy Activities (2009)

This How To Kit was developed to help organizations celebrate literacy in the Northwest Territories. It provides examples of winter activities that can be used to promote family literacy. Some of the activities include winter treasure hunts, cooking, science experiments in the snow, sliding and book parties as well as skating games.

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2009-12-30

How To Kit - Puppets (2009)

The How-to Puppet Kit was created to help celebrate NWT Literacy Week. Puppets lend themselves very well to family literacy activities. Even very young children can make their own puppets and use them to make up and act out stories.

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2009-09-04

How To Kit - TV Free from A to Z (2009)

In celebration of NWT Literacy Week, the Northwest Territories Literacy Council has declared October 1 TV Free Night and has put together a collection of ideas and activities to mark the special event. Families and communities are encouraged to participate.

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2009-08-21

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