Happy Family Literacy Day 2023
Family Literacy Day takes place every January 27th to raise awareness about the importance of reading and engaging in other literacy-related activities as a family. Taking time every day to read or do a learning activity with children is crucial to a child’s development, improving a child’s literacy skills dramatically, and can help a parent improve their skills as well.
Challenges and Activities
Challenge 2: Capture it
Research your heritage as a family. Take the time to connect with your own memories and learn new things about family members. Send us a picture of what “Celebrate Your Heritage” looks like and caption it. Send to email@example.com by February 3rd, 2023 with the subject line: “Capture it” and we will display as a school.
*by sending permission will be given to display in print and electronically
Challenge 3: Pop-up Kitchen Recipe Book: Food Brings Us all Together
Follow a recipe and cook together as a family!
Decide as a family what is your favourite recipe that represents your family and heritage and send to us. We will start a virtual cookbook and share it. This is a great way to practice reading, math, and to learn more about traditional foods or family favorites. Send to firstname.lastname@example.org by February 3rd, 2023 with the subject line: “Recipe Book”
Activity 4: Reverso Story: Choose a family favorite story and try to tell it backwards! Can your family guess the story? This is a fun and activity that will make you laugh.
Activity 5: READ / VIEW / DISCUSS : Read a favorite story together OR Listen to a podcast or audio reading OR view a read-aloud or interview as a family. And then discuss together.
Ask each other questions: Did you agree? What did you think? What was your favourite part?
Here are some read alouds and videos to start. Enjoy!
Happy Family Literacy Day everyone!