Family Literacy

Literacy – it means more than you think [Video - 0:15] (2011)

Does literacy impact families?

This is one of a series of four television ads sponsored by the Council of Atlantic Ministers of Education and Training (CAMET) to promote a broader understanding of what literacy means.

In this ad, a woman asks whether literacy affects families. In response, a young father explains that literacy skills will allow his children to move forward with their lives.

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2012-10-09

From Books as Coasters to Bedtime Stories: Family Literacy in Alberta's Next Generation (2006)

This report summarizes the findings from a study of family literacy in the workplace. The goals of the study were to identify current family literacy practices and the implication for Alberta’s next generation, and to understand the human stories behind statistical data on literacy.

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2012-10-04

Lifelong Learning: It's a Trip! (2012)

This kit has been designed for learners and travellers of all ages and contains activities that promote learning before, during, and after a trip.

The authors suggest that adults and children explore websites to get information about their destination; prepare a trip countdown calendar; and talk about other trips the family has taken.

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2012-09-27

International Literacy Day Tool Kit for Schools and Families: “Literacy - Food for Life” (2012)

September 8, 2012

This pamphlet contains information about activities organized by the Saskatoon Literacy Coalition to celebrate International Literacy Day on September 8, 2012. The coalition also organized a reading event for September 7.

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2012-09-07

Media literacy for children in the internet age (2008)

Lessons in Learning – January 10, 2008

While new media can promote learning, it can also expose children to danger, including inappropriate sexual content and online bullying. Media literacy, for both parents and children, is vital for understanding new media and for ensuring that children’s exposure to the digital world is safe and enjoyable.

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2012-09-04

Literacy: Why it Matters! (2012)

Painting a picture of literacy

This document was prepared by Community Literacy of Ontario (CLO), a network of more than a hundred community-based Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS) agencies located across that province.

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2012-08-29

Parents' role in their children's homework (2008)

Lessons in Learning – February 7, 2008

According to a 2007 survey, 72 percent of Canadian parents feel that homework is a frequent source of household stress, though most parents also believe that it is a valuable learning tool.

This document contains advice, culled from a variety of sources, on how parents can reduce the stress level and ensure that homework is a good learning experience for their children.

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2012-08-29

Integrated Family Literacy Programming in Action: Community Snapshots and Recommendations (2008)

This document outlines a project undertaken by the Ontario Literacy Coalition (OLC), now called Essential Skills Ontario, to explore models of intergenerational family literacy programming. Such programs address the literacy needs of parents, grandparents, and caregivers, and provide them with the knowledge to better support their children’s literacy development and, in some cases, upgrade their own literacy skills.

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2012-08-14

Mixed Messages: How to choose among conflicting information to support healthy development in young children (2008)

Lessons in Learning – May 29, 2008

Today’s parents are faced with a bewildering amount of information on how to promote the health of their young children. Often, the messages they receive are contradictory, the authors of this paper point out. For instance, messages about safety may conflict with advice on promoting vigorous outdoor activity.

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2012-07-27

Family Literacy [Video - 3:42] (2011)

In this video, a young mother gets some advice on how to incorporate literacy learning into everyday life.

The coordinator of family literacy for the Saskatchewan Literacy Network (SLN) explains that the world is full of opportunities for learning. For example, a parent can describe plants and animals observed on a walk in the woods, then ask the child about what he has observed.

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2012-07-24

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