Family Literacy Day 2013

 

Did you know that January 27th, 2013 is the 15th annual Family Literacy Day in Canada?  “Family Literacy Day is a national awareness initiative created by ABC Life Literacy Canada in 1999 and held annually on January 27 to raise awareness of the importance of reading and engaging in other literacy-related activities as a family.”

ABC Life Literacy encourages families to take 15 minutes a day to read together or do another type of learning activity.  Even this short amount of time every day will make a huge impact on your child’s literacy and development.  This year on Family Literacy Day, why not try one of these recommended activities with your kiddies:

  1. Create your own comic strip about your family.
  2. Invent two new endings to your favourite book.
  3. Make up a new recipe together and post it online.
  4. Tell knock-knock jokes together while doing the dishes.
  5. Sing five songs really, really loud!
  6. Invent a new game while playing at the park.
  7. Read a story to your pet (or favourite toy).
  8. Make a paper fortune teller with eight fortunes.
  9. Write a silly poem and tell it to your family at dinner.
  10. Log on to your favourite word game – can you beat your best score?
  11. Create your family tree.
  12. Play rhyming “I Spy” – “I spy something that rhymes with…”
  13. Play a board game together.
  14. Text your friend and tell them about your holiday.
  15. Find 15 things that begin with the letter “S”.

Visit the HSBC Learning Activity Centre for more fun literacy activities you can complete as a family!