A book called Little Belle's Adventures is open to thetitle page with some young children's  hands above the open book

FAMILY LITERACY

Learning is a lifelong practice and begins with the help of caregivers 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 holiding their babies in a row

RHYMES THAT BIND

  • Runs for one hour per week for 10 weeks in Athabasca, Boyle and Rochester

  • 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

 BOOK BAGS FOR BABIES

  • Is a partnership with Athabasca & Boyle Health Units and local libraries

  • 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

Three smiling children are leaning on piles of books in a library