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Every two weeks our hosts Chris Shee and Jaimie Cudmore from Literacy Quebec explore topics around community building, lifelong learning and literacy for English-speakers in Quebec. Want to help out with the podcast? Have a story you want to share? Contact us at email@example.com or call our office (514) 508-6805 or Toll-Free: 1-855-890-1587
On this week’s episode, we discuss ways to develop and support Family Literacy! As we start to update our Family Literacy Toolkit, we explore programs and activities that use stories, songs, movement, art, cooking, and more!
Gabrielle Thomas from LQ talks about her experience with early-childhood learning through song and movement. The Mother Goose program is offered at many community centres, libraries and literacy groups across Quebec. Mother Goose Program Coordinator at the Montreal Children's Library, Desrean Macfarlane and Gabrielle teach us some songs!
Work by Norma of Cara Carmina. See https://www.caracarmina.com/
We also get to hear from Norma, a children's book illustrator from Cara Carmina about her art and the alphabet cards she has created for parents and children to learn together. Learn about the age of the "wowers"! You can check out Norma's beautiful alphabet prints and workshops from her website.
Joanna from Literacy in Action talks about using a community-based approach to support family literacy. We hear about the ongoing Arts and Scraps and Books to Belly programs in the Estrie Region of Quebec.
The episode ends with upcoming member events from across Quebec. We are still looking for donations, runners, and volunteers for the charity run in Montreal on April 27th! Contact Chris at firstname.lastname@example.org and donate by clicking here
Literacy Quebec Family Toolkit http://www.literacyquebec.org/resources.html
Literacy in Action Events and Programs https://www.facebook.com/LiteracyInAction
Cara Camina Illustrations & Alphabet Cards https://www.caracarmina.com/illustrations
Mother Goose Program at the Montreal Children's Library
Gaspésie Literacy Council (GLC) https://www.facebook.com/Gaspésie-Literacy-Council Quebec City Reading Council http://www.qcrc.org/events
Friday, May 3: This Really Happened at Blue Met https://www.facebook.com/events/300888597525252/ ,
Thursday, May 9: Blooming Tales at the Wiggle Room https://wiggleroom.ca/e/blooming-tales-from-the-wiggle-room-may-9th/
Saturday, May 11: Confabulation Anniversary Show at the Centaur Theatre https://centaurtheatre.com/shows/confabulation-mtl-presents-get-it-together/
April 30-May 5: Violet Metropolis: LGBTQ writers at Blue Metropolis https://www.facebook.com/events/432188257558321/