Family literacy is all about developing good parenting skills. These skills help you to communicate and interact with your children. They help strengthen family relationships and encourage learning.
Reading and story-telling is a way we can share our values, customs and culture with our children. It is also a way that children can tell us more about how they are experiencing the world.
Read about lots of fun activities that you can do with your children and as a family on our Family Fun page.
The resources on this page are for people who want to encourage their children or grandchildren to read, write, speak and listen.
- ABC Life Literacy – Family Literacy First Workbooks
ABC Life Literacy Canada – Family Literacy First Workbooks
ABC Life Literacy – Family Literacy First have developed stories, workbooks, and activities that learners can practice and then do with their children. Some stories might be appropriate for adult learners as well. Each story comes with a glossary of words and a variety of story-related, hands-on, creative activities.
To download a copy of the workbook, go to: https://familyliteracyfirst.ca
- Family Friendly Websites
Various family friendly websites
If you are looking for online activities to do with your children – stories to read, writing ideas, games that encourage literacy and a love of reading, take a look at these websites:
The British Council – Kids Learning English. Go to https://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/
Sesame Street Online. Go to https://www.sesamestreet.org/
African Story Book. Go to https://www.africanstorybook.org/
The Centre for Family Literacy. Go to http://www.famlit.ca/resources/resources_p.shtml
Quebec’s Open School. Go to https://ecoleouverte.ca/ae
Storyline Online YouTube channel. Go to https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnBdzaRy-Ky9Vh54XJlFz1Q
Flit is an app created by the Centre for Family Literacy. It is full of activities and tips to help families develop literacy skills. Parents will find lots of things to do with their children ranging from reading, recipes, rhymes and games. Each activity is specifically designed to build strong reading, writing and literacy skills and have FUN doing it!
It’s FREE from both the Apple and Play Store.