Family Literacy

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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Halloween

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 If you are interested in reading more about Halloween, it’s history and traditions, here is a link …

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Thanksgiving

October 12th 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: https://teachingmadepractical.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Compare-and-Contrast-American-and-Canadian-Thanksgiving-Reading-Comprehension.pdf Or if you’re looking for a Thanksgiving story to share with your children or grandchildren, Turkey Trouble is a fun place to start. The Storyline Online YouTube channel has lots more to choose from. A great way to spend time with your …

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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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