Family Literacy


October 11th is Thanksgiving Day in Canada. From all of us at LU, we wish you and your family a very happy thanksgiving. Download this fun Wordsearch with a Thanksgiving theme. If you are interested in reading more about Thanksgiving, it’s history and traditions, here is a link to a reading comprehension activity for more advanced readers: Gobble Gobble If you aren’t sure how to cook that traditional thanksgiving Turkey, why not read this article in the West Coast Reader: Or if eating turkey is not your thing and you’re looking for a Thanksgiving story to share with your …

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October 31st is Halloween. This is a great time to have fun with your family – dressing up, carving jack-o-lanterns, and eating candy! The Centre for Family Literacy has some ideas for things to do in their blog post Halloween stories and science. If you’re looking for other things to do or want to learn more about Halloween. Here are some resources for you from LU: Download this fun Wordsearch with a Halloween theme. Or try this Criss-Cross Puzzle – It’s Spooky Season For more advanced readers, here is a short story to read from the British Council. There are …

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Celebrate Joy

CELEBRATE JOY is a new holiday created by LU’s own executive director, Lucy Baum. Lucy reminds us how important it is that we take the time to find joy in what truly matters to us: our family and friends! On JUNE 27 this year and every year, we ask that you help us celebrate joy by laughing and loving (and remembering). Here are some activities you can do with a learner. For beginning readers Here’s a short story that reminds us that sometimes a kite is all you need on a windy day! You can also download the story as …

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Happy Birthday, Dr Seuss

Dr Seuss started creating books for early readers after learning that so many American children were having trouble learning to read. About Dr Seuss Want to learn more about his incredible life. Here’s a great article to share during a tutoring session: Books by Dr Seuss And if you’re looking for Dr Seuss books to read or recommend, there are lots to choose from but some to avoid! Read-Aloud with The Lorax Here’s my favourite and a great read-aloud to enjoy with your children. Brightly Storytime has lots of other read-aloud books to choose from in their YouTube …

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Financial Literacy Month

November is Financial Literacy Month. This year, many Canadians may find themselves struggling to make ends meet as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. The goal this year is to help all Canadians make good financial decisions. Take some time this month to think about your financial situation. If you know someone who is struggling to manage their budget, particularly if they have been adversely affected by the pandemic and resulting lock down, why not share some tips and tools with them? There are lots of tips and tools online that will help you: manage your money wisely take control …

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October is Health Literacy Month

In the middle of a global pandemic, it is so important to understand health information and be able to access health services when you need them. Health literacy is the ability to understand and use information about health. Health literacy is an essential skill. If you are looking to increase your health literacy or you want to talk with someone else about their health, take a minute to look at the resources listed on our Health and Nutrition page.

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