Family Literacy

Bright ideas for travelling with kids [Video - 4:18] (2013)

This document is housed on the Sun Life Financial server, under Brighter Life.

This video features two mothers who have developed websites that offer practical advice for parents travelling with children.

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2013-07-26

Document Use: An Essential Skill [Video – 1:53] (2013)

This short animated video, prepared by Literacy Alberta, uses eye-catching sketches to convey a message about the importance of Essential Skills and lifelong learning in everyday life.

The sketches, which appear quickly on a white screen, show a family sitting around a table while a narrator discusses situations in which they will need strong document use skills.

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2013-07-16

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

First Nations Financial Fitness: Your Guide for Getting Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise (2011)

Published by the Aboriginal Financial Officers Association of British Columbia (AFOABC), this handbook offers information, tools, and resources to help people make informed decisions about money.

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2013-06-13

Learning with your Child: A Booklet for Parents (2007)

The authors of this booklet begin by pointing out that parents are their children’s first, and most important, teachers and go on from there to explain how to create a positive learning environment for youngsters from birth to kindergarten age.

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2013-06-11

Resource Guide - Integrating Essential Skills Into Literacy Programming (2009)

This resource guide is the result of a two-year project initiated by the Literacy for Life Foundation in partnership with the Rainbow Literacy Society, two organizations that provide family and adult literacy programs in the Foothills area of Alberta.

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2013-06-03

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

Educational outcomes at age 21 associated with reading ability at age 15 (2009)

Education Matters: Insights on Education, Learning and Training in Canada, June 2009, Vol 6 No. 2

This article, published by Statistics Canada, looks at the association between reading proficiency as measured at age 15, and both high school graduation and participation in postsecondary education by age 19.

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2013-05-30

Do students entering university have the basic writing and math skills they need? (2005)

Lessons in Learning – October 28, 2005

While recent testing suggests that Canadian students’ comprehension of basic skills is generally not declining, proficiency exams administered within some universities do show very slight declines in the skills of incoming students. Even though this decline is small overall, the authors of this paper say it does offer lessons in learning for students, their families, professors, universities, and governments.

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2013-05-14

Families and Literacy (2012)

This fact sheet focuses on the role of parents in helping children develop literacy skills.

The authors point out that low literacy is an intergenerational cycle, and improving parents’ skills has a positive effect on the language development of children.

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2013-05-06

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