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.