FAMILY LITERACY

Learning is a lifelong practice and begins with the help of parents and other adults in the community.

Our family literacy programs promote:

  • The value and benefits of literacy for the whole family

  • Skills and strategies to create a literacy-rich environment in the home

  • Increased confidence of parents in their role as their child's first teacher

Moms and Babies

RHYMES THAT BIND

  • Runs for one hour per week for 10 weeks in Athabasca, Boyle and Rochester (currently online through Facebook Live due to COVID-19)

  • Provides a positive, supportive environment for parents through group-based delivery

  • Uses circle time with adults and children during which rhymes, stories, and songs are shared and modeled

  • Includes discussions about literacy and parenting skills

  • Offers a nutritious snack each week

 BOOK BAGS FOR BABIES

  • Is a partnership with Athabasca & Boyle Health Units

  • Provides a book bag with books, literacy information and a free library card at 4-month immunization

  • Provides another book at 6 & 12-month immunizations

Happy Kids with Books