How are you celebrating Family Literacy Day?
January 27th is Family Literacy Day across Canada. It’s a national awareness initiative created by ABC Life Literacy Canada in 1999 and held annually to raise awareness of the importance of reading and engaging in other literacy-related activities as a family.
Calgary Reads hopes you’ll take part in literacy-building activities with the children in your life! Just 15 minutes a day can help develop long-lasting literacy skills in children. Reading, talking, singing and playing together helps parents and caregivers build positive, strong bonds with their children.
There are many fun and simple ways your family can mark Family Literacy Day. Have a game night where you gather your family’s favorite games, taking turns reading instructions, game cards or keeping score. Build an obstacle course in your home using pillows, furniture and toys, and then create a map showing how to navigate the course. At bedtime, turn the lights off or grab a flashlight and just chat. Take turns making up new endings for stories or come up with ideas for a favorite character.
For more fun ideas and inspiration for Family Literacy Day, go to ABC Life Literacy Canada