Family Literacy Day, January 27

January 22, 2010

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January 27 is Family Literacy Day, an annual initiative established in 1999 by ABC CANADA Literacy Foundation and Honda Canada. The day celebrates adults and children reading and learning together, and encourages Canadians to spend at least 15 minutes enjoying a learning activity every day.

You can go online to www.familyliteracyday.ca to check out events in our area or register your own event. There’s also a Family Literacy Day event guide you can download, with lots of good ideas on how to throw a great event, plus resources for family activities.

This year’s theme is singing for literacy. Singing encourages learning patterns of words, rhymes and rhythms, and is strongly connected to language skills – so this year, ABC CANADA is encouraging family and community sing-alongs as a way to boost literacy and have fun at the same time.

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