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Family Literacy Day January 27, 2017

Family Literacy Day

On Friday, Jan. 27, we celebrate Family Literacy Day. This awareness initiative started by ABC Life Literacy Canada, highlights 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?


Early Literacy
Telling stories as part of family literacy
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?
Looking for ideas?

The Canadian Children’s Book Centre has created a great Family Literacy Day Reading List for all ages that features some favourites from Orca: 

Family Literacy Day Reading List

Click here for the complete list.   

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