Family Literacy

NALA Research Briefing Paper: Family literacy in Ireland (2011)

The National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA) is a charitable organization committed to helping adults in Ireland overcome literacy and numeracy problems. NALA is involved in tutor training; developing teaching materials; distance education services; policy making; research; and awareness campaigns.

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2013-02-27

A Different Way Home (2011)

The Power of Reading program, developed by ABC Life Literacy Canada in partnership with Energizer Canada, includes five picture books for young children to read with their parents.

In this book, a small boy discovers many new and unusual things when his father takes a different route home after a visit with his grandmother.

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2013-02-20

Family Literacy Bookmaking Club (N.D.)

A Manual for Literacy Programs and Family Literacy Resource Programs

This manual provides the information needed to plan a series of bookmaking workshops for parents. During the workshops, parents create books for their children; learn about the qualities of good children’s books; and discover strategies they can use at home to promote reading.

The manual offers instructions for preparing five different books, with lists of required materials and templates for shapes required for each book.

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2013-02-15

Supporting Diversity: The Explosion of Northern and Aboriginal Resources (2010)

Developed by the NWT Literacy Council, this workshop presentation focuses on the variety of resources available for family literacy in Canada’s northern region.

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2013-02-13

Let the children play: Nature's answer to early learning (2006)

Lessons in Learning – November 8, 2006

Changes in society over the past several decades have made it increasingly rare for Canadian children to have long, uninterrupted blocks of time to play indoors and outdoors, by themselves or with friends. At the same time, growing numbers of children spend substantial time in structured educational and recreation activities.

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2013-02-08

Mother Raven Nursery Rhymes (1992)

This booklet is a collection of nursery rhymes with a twist, featuring traditional rhymes rewritten to reflect the experiences of Canada’s North.

For instance, “Peter Peter, Pumpkin Eater” becomes “Peter Peter, Dryfish Eater” and Mary has a little lynx, rather than a lamb.

Each rhyme is illustrated with a black and white drawing.

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2013-01-24

Poverty – Fact Sheet (2012)

In this fact sheet, the authors begin by pointing out that low literacy, poverty, and exclusion are all part of the same problem. Low literacy and poverty create a cycle that is difficult to break.

Children from low-income households are at risk of low literacy. If parents are not equipped to actively engage with the school system, their children may be more likely to drop out of school.

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2013-01-22

"Talk to Me!": Oral language development with young children (2012)

This document focuses on the importance of oral language development and offers tips for parents to use to help their children develop language skills. The authors explain that children develop language over time and tell parents what to expect at each stage from infancy through the preschool years.

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2013-01-22

Early Childhood and Poverty - Summary of Research (2012)

This report offers an overview of recent research findings on the impact of poverty on young children. It was prepared as a resource for the first roundtable discussion, held in June 2012, on developing a Northwest Territories anti-poverty strategy,

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2013-01-18

Going to the Library (2011)

This booklet offers an introduction, in clear language, to the resources available at a library. The authors explain that libraries lend people books, movies and music; offer programs; provide a space to study or read; and have computers available for patrons’ use.

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2013-01-16

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