Family Literacy

Financial Life Skills for Parents and Children (2010)

This fact-sheet offers tips to help parents teach their children money-management skills. The underlying principle is the need for both adults and children to balance income and expenses.

Tips include using a shopping list to reduce impulse purchases; tracking expenses to figure out where the money goes; and splitting income or allowance into categories of spending, giving, short-term saving, and investing.

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2012-01-24

Learn anywhere [Video – 0:30] (2011)

This short video is designed to raise awareness of Family Literacy Day, observed annually on January 27.

The video shows a little boy and his father, moving their arms like airplane wings as they walk in the woods. When they reach a clearing, the father pulls an inflatable couch out of his backpack and the two snuggle together to read a book about airplanes.

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2012-01-20

Family Literacy Day Activity Book (2011)

Family Literacy Day is observed annually on January 27 to raise awareness of the importance of reading and engaging in other literacy-related activities as a family.

This activity booklet includes a colouring page, a crossword puzzle, a word find, a maze, and a simple recipe that a child could make with an adult. There is also a page where the child can write a story, based on a series of pictures.

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2012-01-10

How To Kit - Learning in Everyday Life (2011)

The goal of Family Literacy Day, celebrated annually on January 27, is to raise awareness of the importance of reading and taking part in other literacy-related activities as a family.

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2012-01-03

Family Literacy Day: Social Media Guide (2011)

Family Literacy Day is a national awareness initiative held annually on January 27 to raise awareness of the importance of reading and engaging in other literacy‐related activities as a family. This guide offers suggestions for using social media like Facebook and Twitter to promote the day.

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2011-12-20

Family Literacy Day 2012 - Event Coordinator's Guide: Our Learning Journey (2011)

Family Literacy Day is observed annually on January 27 to encourage Canadian families to spend time every day enjoying a learning activity together. The theme for 2012 is Our Learning Journey.

This guide has been developed to help organizers plan and host a Family Literacy Day event. It contains information about the history of the day, activity ideas for groups of all sizes, and suggestions for fundraising.

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2011-12-20

Report on a National Survey of Family Literacy Activities in Family Resource Programs (2010)

This document is based on a survey carried out in April 2010 among member organizations of the Canadian Association of Family Resource Programs (FRP Canada) and the Fédération québécoise des organismes communautaires Famille (FQOCF). More than 230 organizations responded to the survey questionnaire.

The authors explain the survey methodology and provide survey results broken down by major themes of literacy enrichment practices.

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2011-12-06

Financial Literacy Week: Event Toolkit (2011)

In the spring of 2011, ABC Life Literacy Canada and TD Bank Group announced that Financial Literacy Week would be marked from October 30 to November 5. It is a national awareness campaign designed to increase the knowledge and confidence level of all Canadians with regard to their financial literacy and numeracy skills.

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2011-12-02

Report on the State of Early Childhood Learning (2007)

This report, prepared by the Early Childhood Learning Knowledge Centre (ECLKC) of the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL), assesses the state of early childhood development in Canada according to five indicators: birth weight; physical development, including both fine and gross motor skills; cognitive development; language and communications skills development; and emotional and social development.

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2011-11-29

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

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