Family Literacy Day is celebrated in Canada on January 27th every year. Reading together as a family and participating in other literacy-based activities has proven to make a lasting difference in children’s lives.
The Power of Family Literacy
Practicing family literacy makes learning a shared experience which strengthens familial connections and gives children the foundation they need to thrive in all areas of life. In fact, studies show that there is a direct link between consistent family interactions and the development of strong literacy skills and educational success for children.
Benefits of Family Literacy
- language development
- improved reading and writing ability
- increased confidence
- general knowledge and skills
This Year’s Theme: Let’s have a party!
This year’s Family Literacy Day theme is Let’s have a party. It was chosen to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the event. Families are encouraged to spend time learning together by having a party! They can cook food, play games, sing songs, read books and more.
Celebrating Family Literacy Day
If you are interested in more ideas on how to celebrate Family Literacy Day, click Activity Book and explore the fun that ABC has to offer.
Visit ABC Life Literacy Canada for more information on what family literacy is and some interesting statistics that support the importance of making part of your family’s everyday life.
Celebrate Family Literacy Day/Month with Literacy Unlimited: storytelling, crafts, a reading challenge, and more.
Tic-Tac-Toe Reading Challenge (with the Pointe-Claire library, but you can do it on your own!)
January 27, at Pointe Claire Library, Valois Branch (in English, members only)
January 27, at Pointe Claire Library, Valois Branch (in French, members only)
January 28, 10 am to 2 pm at The Teapot, Lachine (members only)