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

  • Offers a nutritious snack each week

BOOKS FOR BABIES

  • Encourages parents to discover the joy of reading with their babies

  • Provides a learning opportunity for parents with infants, where book-sharing ideas are modeled

  • Provides guidance on choosing appropriate books for their babies

Child Reading in the Grass
Happy Kids with Books

WORDS WORK BOOK BAGS FOR BABIES

  • Is a partnership with Athabasca & Boyle Health Units

  • Provides a book bag with 2 books, literacy information and free library pass at 4-month immunization

  • Provides third and fourth book at 6 & 12-month immunization

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