Family Literacy

Libraries – Fact Sheet (2012)

This fact sheet, part of a series developed by the Canadian Literacy and Learning Network (CLLN), looks at the role of libraries in building a literate society.

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2013-01-14

Reading Circle Games and Activities (2011)

This document contains a variety of activities that can help children to increase vocabulary, develop love of language, and improve literacy skills. As well, because they are designed for groups of children taking part in reading circles, the activities also emphasize social skills such as sharing and cooperating.

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2013-01-09

Recipes for Fun! Celebrate National Family Literacy Day 2013 (2012)

This document offers a selection of recipes for materials that can be used in creative play. The recipes include play dough, baking clay, homemade paint that can be squeezed from bottles, and edible finger paint.

The recipes use ingredients that can be found in the home, including flour, salt, oatmeal, food colouring, and cooking oil.

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2012-12-21

The Pledge (2011)

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

In this book, a little girl makes a promise to help her busy mother around the house.

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2012-12-20

Parenting styles, behaviour and skills and their impact on young children (2007)

Lessons in Learning - December 13, 2007

This paper summarizes recent research on parenting styles and highlights a number of programs aimed at helping parents improve their skills.

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2012-12-18

Connecting Families through Community: An English as a Second Language (ESL) Family Literacy Project – Facilitator's Guide (2012)

This document is part of an English as a Second Language (ESL) family literacy program that grew out of a project involving university researchers and newcomer families.

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2012-12-12

Families – Fact Sheet (2012)

This fact sheet is one of a series prepared by the Canadian Literacy and Learning Network (CLLN) to address a variety of literacy-related topics.

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2012-12-11

The New Kid (2011)

The Power of Reading program, developed by ABC Life Literacy Canada in partnership with Energizer Canada, consists of five picture books for parents and children to share.

In this book, a little boy deals with his fears about being the new kid at school.

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2012-12-10

Connecting Families through Community: An English as a Second Language (ESL) Family Literacy Project – Child's Guide (2012)

This is one of the resources developed through an English as a Second Language (ESL) family literacy project carried out by university researchers with input from newcomer families.

This document is the children’s component of the program. It is divided into 10 modules, dealing with such topics as recreation and leisure; friendship; homework; community safety; and health.

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2012-12-07

The Dinner Table (2011)

This picture book is one of five titles in The Power of Reading program, developed by ABC Life Literacy Canada in partnership with Energizer Canada.

This book focuses on a little boy getting ready for dinner at the home of a friend who comes from a different country. He describes, in vivid and funny ways, his concerns about what he might encounter there.

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2012-12-06

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