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Family Literacy Day 2023

Happy Family Literacy Day 2023

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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.


The Theme this year is Celebrate your Heritage
Canada is a great diverse country full of different cultures. Take time to explore and learn about your heritage. Celebrate what you’ve found and share your culture with others. There’s no better way to learn about your family, than together as a family.

Challenges and Activities


Challenge 1: Play the Brentwood Park Challenge: CONNECT 5








Printable version 

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 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 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!