Family Literacy Programs
What is Family Literacy?
Family literacy focuses on parents, grandparents and other family members to improve the reading and writing skills of the whole family.
By reading to children and engaging in fun literacy activities regularly, adults actively keep their own skills sharp and also help children improve their skills.
Without adult support and a strong foundation at home, a child is less likely to be successful and engaged in school.
HSBC Family Literacy First
Parents are a child’s first and most important teacher, and whether you’re engaging in a learning activity in your first or second language, both the parent and child benefit.
Learning should be fun for everyone involved which is why we’ve created stories and activities that are engaging for all ages, literacy levels and life experiences.
• Resources are available in five languages: English, French, Simplified Chinese, Tagalog and Arabic. Find out where we’re running our programs across Canada.
• Sign up to access stories and activities. Registration is free and you can access as many stories and activities as you like.
• Visit http://www.familyliteracyfirst.ca for more information.
Family Literacy Day
Family Literacy Day takes place every January 27th to raise awareness about the importance of reading and engaging in other literacy-related activities as a family. Since 1999, thousands of schools, libraries, literacy organizations and other community groups have taken part in the initiative.
ABC creates free learning and promotional resources for anyone that wants to get involved. Taking time every day to read or do a learning activity with children is crucial to a child’s development, improving a child’s literacy skills dramatically, and can help a parent improve their skills as well.
Visit your Langley Fraser Valley Regional Library FVRL for the Family Literacy Day Bookmark project to be displayed at the Langley Art Gallery for 2023.
Come Read with Me
Welcome to Come Read with Me video clips. As parents, you want your children to be successful and you want to know how best to support their learning at home.
These six short video clips will give you tips to keep home reading a fun and positive experience for both you and your child.
Special thank you to Literacy in Kamloops (LinK) for sharing these videos with us.
Langley Early Years Programming
Baby Talk at Langley Early Years HUBS
and find more programs at www.langleychildren.com