This year Family Literacy Day is being celebrated across Canada on January 27, 2010. This was developed by ABC Canada Literacy Foundation and Honda Canada in 1999 to encourage families to read and learn together on a daily basis. Literacy is more than books and there are several ways to keep literacy skills sharp by reading, writing, playing a game, following a recipe, or even singing a song. The theme for this year’s Family Literacy Day is “Sing for Literacy”. Singing is a great literacy activity for families because it provides a fun way to expand spoken vocabulary and creates a strong bond. Singing allows you to learn patterns of words, rhymes and rhythms, and is strongly connected to language skills.
Read together, sing together and grow together!
For more information about Family Literacy Day activities look to:
Here you will find all kinds of ideas and activities to celebrate including a “Sing for Literacy” Toolkit.