On Friday, January 27, 2017 we celebrate Family Literacy Day!
Taking time to every day to do a learning activity with children is crucial to a child’s development. Even just 15 minutes a day can improve a child’s literacy skills dramatically and can help a parent improve their skills as well.
Activities can be as easy as:
Reading or making up a story together.
Playing a board game.
Singing a song while cleaning the house
Reading the signs while riding in the car.
Family Literacy Day® is a national awareness initiative created by ABC Life Literacy Canada in 1999 and held annually on January 27 to raise awareness of the importance of reading and engaging in other literacy-related activities as a family. Whether it’s reading out loud or reading quietly in good company, reading is a great thing to do together. What family literacy activities will you be doing?
Equally important to family literacy is early literacy, which can be practiced through not only reading, but also writing, talking, singing and playing. Have you tried turning the reading of a book into a seek-and-find game, or coming up with a fun way to sing the text on the page? How will you celebrate Family Literacy Day?
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