National Family Literacy Day

National Family Literacy Day

Friday, January 27

 

“Children are made readers on the laps of their parents.”

– Emilie Buchwald

National Family Literacy Day is a day for families to recognize and celebrate the important role that reading and writing play in our lives. “It is important to set a positive example and demonstrate to children the meaningful uses of reading, writing, language and numeracy in accomplishing day-to-day tasks” (National Adult Literacy Database).

Examples of family literacy activities include:

  • writing a note to a child’s teacher
  • sharing a bedtime story
  • making shopping lists
  • helping a child with his/her homework
  • playing word games such as Scrabble
  • using a recipe, and
  • encouraging children to read with their grandparents, parents, siblings and friends

taken from National Adult Literacy Database at http://www.nald.ca/annualevents/fld

 

Check out this website for activities, links to other websites that promote literacy, Owl magazine for kids (on-line), and on-line parents’ magazines.

 

“The more you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”
– Dr. Seuss, “I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!”

Watch for community events to celebrate National Family Literacy Day.