Family Literacy

Books in the Home: Northern Books (2010)

The Northwest Territories “Books in the Home” program provides parents with tools to help their children with reading and writing. Each week, parents study a children’s book and take the book home.

This resource manual is one of two developed for the program and focuses on what the authors describe as northern books: ones about the culture and life in the North, many of which reflect First Nations, Métis or Inuit culture.

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2013-04-25

Jump into Literacy (2011)

Using a slide-show format, the author provides information on how children learn and offers suggestions for stimulating their interest in learning. Topics covered include key factors that influence brain development; the link between physical fitness and intelligence; promoting emergent literacy through movement and active learning; and the importance of spending time outdoors to promote healthy child development.

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2013-04-19

How parents foster early literacy (2006)

Lessons in Learning – February 1, 2006

Current and emerging research is creating a greater understanding of the importance of the preschool years for early language and literacy development, the authors of this paper note. Society is beginning to learn which activities, tools, or programs can be used in the home or in child-care centres to give young children an advantage as they move into literacy.

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2013-04-19

Saskatchewan Summer Literacy Camps (2012)

2012 Report

Since 2010, Frontier College has worked in partnership with the Ministry of Education to provide summer literacy camps for children in high-needs communities in Saskatchewan.

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2013-04-16

Strategic Plan 2010-2013 - Literacy Coalition of New Brunswick (2010)

The Literacy Coalition of New Brunswick (LCNB) developed this revised strategic plan following its 2009 annual meeting. The authors note that the plan reflects a clearly defined relationship with the Office of Literacy and Essential Skills (OLES), Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, as well as the expectations contained in the funding agreement with the Government of Canada.

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2013-03-27

Books in the Home: Classic Books (2010)

The Northwest Territories “Books in the Home” program is based on the belief that parents are children’s first and most important teachers. Throughout the program, parents study a children’s book each week, then take the book home with them.

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2013-03-22

Top 50 Best Writing Activities for Kids (2010)

This document was part of a workshop on words, games and writing, presented by Frontier College in conjunction with Cold Lake First Nations Headstart Program.

For each of the 50 activities, the authors have included instructions and what, if any, materials are required. For example, an activity called “All About Me Collage” requires construction paper and magazines from which material can be cut out.

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2013-03-20

Why is high-quality child care essential? The link between quality child care and early learning (2006)

Lessons in Learning – May 31, 2006

While parents have the most influence on their children’s lives, non-parental care can also have a significant impact, the authors of this paper point out. Whether that impact is good or bad depends on a variety of factors, including the quality of care the child is receiving.

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2013-03-15

Development of a School Readiness Index for Canadian Preschoolers (2009)

A Methodological Report and Time Series Analysis

This paper outlines both the methodology used by the authors to develop a statistical measure to estimate how ready for school Canadian preschoolers are, and the information gained through the analysis of relevant statistics from the provinces for the years 1998, 2000, 2002, and 2004.

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2013-03-13

The Lieutenant Governor's Aboriginal Summer Reading Camps - 2012 Report (2012)

Since 2005, the Lieutenant Governor’s Aboriginal Summer Reading Camps have been offered in remote First Nation communities in northern Ontario to help children retain and build their literacy skills over the long school vacation. This report outlines the highlights of the 2012 camps.

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2013-03-08

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