Celebrate family literacy

news brief


Family Literacy Day is slated for Jan. 27. The initiative was created by ABC Life Literacy Canada in 1999 to raise awareness about reading and literacy-related activities. This year, the organization is encouraging families to take 15 minutes a day to learn together. Here are some ways to get started:

  • Write a joke book together.
  • Read a bedtime story to the grown-up putting children to bed.
  • Create a new recipe together and post it online.
  • Organize a book swap at a school or create a book club.
  • Play a game of Scrabble.
  • Write riddles and share them with friends.
  • Surf the internet and learn about animals.
  • Make up a song to sing at dinnertime.
  • Write messages to your family on sticky notes and post them around the house.
  • Create a story about what your family is doing for Family Literacy Day.



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