January 27th, 2013 marks the 15th anniversary of Family Literacy Day in Canada! Robert Munsch is the honorary chair of Family Literacy Day.
Family Literacy Day is January 27, and momstown encourages parents to engage in learning activities with their children every day.
Family learning activities aren't just for a specific time and place, such as homework after dinner at the kitchen table. Make learning moments part of everyday life. For example, involve the kids in food shopping to build literacy and numeracy skills: writing the grocery list, reading labels and signs, comparing prices and counting apples.
Organize or attend a family or community event on Family Literacy Day and register online.
15 Ways to Celebrate Family Literacy Day and enjoy reading throughout the year!
1. Learn how to spell the names in your family with this name rocket craft!
2. Read a bedtime story to the grown-up putting you to bed.
3. Find a fun recipe and read it together. Search for ingredients and make it for dinner.
4. Using Lego, make words together. When you finish making some words, build a story together!
5. Organize a book swap at your school. Here are some of momstown's book reviews.
6. Attend a momstown Tales for Tots program as a family!
7. Create letter or word rocks and make sentences to form a story!
8. Make musical instruments and write a song!
9. Make a book train and keep track of all the great ones you're reading as a family!
10. Using technology, find a cool new reading app for your device!
11. Write messages to your family on sticky notes and post them around the house.
12. Create a review of your favourite book! Don't forget the pictures!
13. Using Lego or blocks, build a scene from your favourite book.
14. Find a craft that relates to the book you just read together, like this train craft!
15. Our favourite way to read? Curled up under a blanket with the little ones we love! Lead by example and the kids will always follow what mom and dad are doing!
Join the conversation! Follow the hashtag #FamilyLiteracyDay.