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Parenting and Family Literacy Centres Celebrate Family Literacy Day

Monday, January 23, 2017
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Parenting and Family Literacy Centres Celebrate Family Literacy DayThis week Parenting and Family Literacy Centres across the Board will be celebrating, Family Literacy Day a national celebration that takes place on January 27, 2017. This special day promotes the value of families reading and learning together. Guest readers will be visiting programs and participating in special events that will highlight the many ways literacy and numeracy learning can be fun.

This event focuses on the powerful role of parents and families in helping their children succeed in school. Literacy is the key that opens the door to success for all of our students. The parent/child relationship is the first and most important influence on literacy learning.

Parenting and Family Literacy Centres, are free programs facilitated by qualified Early Childhood Educators where parents, grandparents and caregivers can attend with their babies and preschoolers. Reading begins at birth and the preschool years in the home are a critical period for literacy learning.

Family literacy can include telling a story or reading a book at bedtime. Taking time to read to a child is one of the most important things a parent can do to assist a child in becoming a lifelong reader. Playing word games, singing songs, drawing pictures, and writing letters, notes and shopping lists are all ways families can incorporate literacy into their daily lives.

Below are links for ideas and information on how to support early reading.

ABC Life Literacy Canada

Toronto Public Libraries: http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/ready-for-reading/

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