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.
Taking time every day to read or do a learning activity with children is crucial to a child's development. Even just 15 minutes a day can improve a child's literacy skills dramatically, and can help a parent improve their skills as well.
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- Write a joke book with your family.
- Read a bedtime story to the grown-up putting you to bed.
- Make up a new recipe together and post it online.
- Tell knock-knock jokes together while doing the dishes.
- Organize a book swap at your school.
- Make up riddles and tell them to your friends.
- Create a family book club.
- Build a drum with your family.
- Surf the Internet and learn about your favourite animal.
- Make up a song about your day to sing to your family at dinnertime.
- Write messages to your family on sticky notes and post them around the house.
- Create a story about what you’ll be doing for Family Literacy Day.
- Play a board game together.
- Build an acrostic poem using your hero’s name.
- Make an origami boat and see if it will float.