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January 27, 2016 will mark 18 years of Family Literacy Day, a celebration of learning as a family.
ABC is encouraging families to take time each day to have "15 Minutes of Fun." Taking time every day to read or learn as a family is crucial to a child's development. Even just 15 minutes a day can improve a child's literacy skills dramatically. Here are a few simple activities you can try at home recommended by ABC Life Literacy Canada:
Game On - Start family board game night and play a different game each week. Family members can take turns reading instructions and game cards as well as keeping score.
How was your day today? Exchange notes (or write a journal) with your child telling each other about the best part of your day. Or switch it up: what's the best thing you expect to happen tomorrow?
Number Walk: As you put on your shoes, choose something you want to count during your walk. It could be dogs, trees, stop signs, cars--anything you want! On your walk, count how many you can find.
Travel the World: Use your library card as your passport to check out books on different countries. Learn about their traditions and celebrations.
In honour of Family Literacy Day, Wellington County Library branches will have Book Spine Poetry displays up for the month of January encouraging families to get reading together. Stop in and check it out!
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For full details on all upcoming programmes, please see our Online Calendar.