Family Literacy Day is on January 27th each year. Family Literacy Day is celebrated to raise awareness of the importance of reading and engaging in other literacy-related activities as a family.
The meaning of literacy has expanded beyond just reading and writing and now includes the ability to use language, numbers, images and the ability to access knowledge through technology.
Taking time each day to read with children and participate in other learning activities is important to a child’s development. This time together as a family will not only help improve the child’s skills but also the parents. Children raised in homes that promote family literacy grow up to be better readers and do better in school.
Here are some ways you and your family can include literacy related activities in your day:
- Find local events celebrating Family Literacy Day (local Libraries)
- Activity ideas for 15 minutes of family fun learning each day https://tinyurl.com/l5srzav
- There is a story behind every picture https://tinyurl.com/q3x58hb
- Ways to promote family literacy https://tinyurl.com/nfa6qmw
- Family literacy ideas to help children read and write https://tinyurl.com/othjb5t
Books are the perfect language learning tool. Children need to hear many words and repeatedly in order to learn and expand vocabulary. Books expose children to many words; they will continue to hear new words in different books, hear words repeated but in different sentences or read the same books and hear words repeated.
Here are some books to help your little ones learn:
- Z is for Zamboni: a Hockey Alphabet by Matt Napier
- A is for Axel: an Ice Skating Alphabet by Kurt Browning
- First 100 Words by Roger Priddy
- Bright Baby First Words by Roger Priddy
- Numbers by Sterling Publishing
- My First Numbers by Dorling Kindersley
- Colours by Nicola Baxter
- The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt