Today, January 27th, is Family Literacy Day!

About Family Literacy Day

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.
More than 1.5 million Canadians have already participated in the initiative since its debut. Taking time every day to read or 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. 
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Family Literacy

Family literacy programs focus on parents as the means to improve the reading and writing skills of all family members. By reading to children and engaging in fun literacy activities, parents are actively keeping their own skills sharp while at the same time strengthening the relationship between the family which, in turn, encourages lifelong learning.
There are many ways to strengthen your family’s literacy skills—all it takes is practicing for 15 minutes every day by reading, writing, playing a game, following a recipe or even singing a song.
  • What do you do to help strengthen your families literacy skills?  
  • Do you have any fun tips to share?
For more information about Family Literacy, view Family Literacy Facts and Statistics.
Have fun with these family literacy tips and activity ideas.


All content in this post is from the ABC Life Literacy Canada website.

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