Family Literacy Day is a fantastic opportunity for not only parents, but all family members, to share their love of reading and writing as well as discover fun ways to incorporate literacy activities into their daily routines.
This year, literacy groups from all over the province organized exciting events within their local communities. From story-telling sessions to game nights, volunteers worked hard to create fun activities for adults and children. Here are just a few of them:
Yamaska Literacy Council’s storytelling event was a great success. Around 50 adults and children headed down to Heroes’ Memorial School to meet inspiring authors Julia Rohan, Melanie Wirham and Aukue Huiema. Local members of the community kindly donated their old books which meant that children were lucky enough to get their hands on an exciting new read.
Who said literacy couldn’t be creative? Literacy in Action’s Arts and Scraps Night gave community members a chance to craft pieces of artwork using old magazines. The fun didn’t stop there though. There was a storytelling evening, movie night, and even a game night. The latter required participants to work as a team, use speech to exchange ideas and evaluate information to make rational decisions. Fantastic!
Literacy Unlimited celebrated Family Literacy Day by holding two story-time sessions in their local library. Executive Director Lucy Baum even shared some top tips for good family literacy practices and also talked about her favourite picture books.
The Western Quebec Literacy Council came up with an original way of practicing literacy skills by hosting a book-making event.
Over 1500 people were reached through the Literacy Quebec network for Family Literacy Day.
Thank you to all the volunteers for sharing your love of reading on this special day. These events have proven that practicing literacy skills as a family really can be fun. We can’t wait to see what next year will bring!