Family Literacy Day takes place on January 27 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.
Family Literacy is critical to a child’s success
in school and life.
Parents are a child’s first and most important teacher.
Yet, many parents don’t know how to support their babies, toddlers, and preschoolers’ in language and literacy development.
As a result, 40% of Island children are not fully prepared for school by the time they enter Kindergarten.
Our goal is to inform parents and give them free resources to help them raise readers and future thinkers. Afterall, our children today will be our leaders tomorrow.
Click on the image Resources for Families to find some great information and activities to do with your family.
Remember, play is kid’s work – so make it fun!
Physical activity is also essential as it builds strong muscles which are needed for sitting and writing. So get your kids moving.
This is an awareness program to encourage parents and caregivers to read to their infants, toddlers and preschoolers everyday.
Read Press Release launching this program.
Free Read with Me posters are available for download in French and English.
Leap from the Page
A Family Literacy Show (PGI Fundraiser Re-imagined) – coming in 2021 (depending on the situation with Covid19)
Workshops for Parents and Children
Coming in 2021 (depending on the situation with Covid19)
“Books are a uniquely portable magic.”Stephen King
Ready Set Learn
Free Books for Kids
Adult Learner Awards and Resources