January 27th is Family Literacy Day! This year's theme is Travel the World Together. Use your imagination to go exploring and travel the world together as a family – you never know what you’ll learn! Plan your dream trip, learn about another culture and open your mind to the world. Below, you'll find helpful resources for you and your family to use and take part in to encourage and promote family literacy in your home.
The Saskatchewan Literacy Network is a not-for-profit provincial organization that promotes and supports literacy throughout the province. Find resources directly related to family literacy through access to workshops, resources, and more! Here are a few resources we suggest:
A booklet for your reading journey together with your child -from baby to 9 years old and beyond
A booklet for your learning journey together with your child - from baby to beginning reader and beyond
A booklet for your journey with your child at school - from preschool to high school and beyond
Find more great resources for Family Literacy including Dual-Language Mini Books, recommendations for Family Literacy Programs, and more! Click here to visit the website.
Payday Playday from READ Saskatoon
Southeast Regional Library is excited to partner with READ Saskatoon to bring Payday Playday to your communities! This program is a fun, family-centered program focused on strengthening financial literacy skills and knowledge. We've made several of the activities in this program into Take and Make kits that can be picked up at your local library. To find out if Payday Playday is coming to your library, please contact your local branch.
READ Saskatoon is a literacy orgaization based out of Saskatoon that offers free literacy services to adults and families. They provide adult tutoring services, financial literacy workshops, family literacy programs, as well as literacy facilitator trainings and resources. Currently, READ Saskatoon is running a combination of in-person and online programming. To register or find out more about their upcoming programs or workshops, visit their website or call the office at 306-652-5448.
ABC Life Literacy Canada is a non-profit organization that aims to strengthen organizations that promote family literacy and adult learning. They create free learning and promotional resources for the national celebration of Family Literacy Day, which has been around since 1999! Check out these resources below from ABC Life Literacy Canada for Family Literacy Day 2021.
Be sure to take part in the online workshop on January 27th with Honorary Chair of FLD, Barbara Reid! Barbara will be doing a demonstration on how to use clay to create a picture. She will share unique techniques you can use to make different things. Visit this page for more information and to register.
Recommended Reads for Family Literacy Day
A note for e-Resources users: Because patrons are limited to 4 borrows per month on Hoopla, we recommend (when applicable) checking availability on OverDrive/Libby first, and then moving to Hoopla if a title is unavailable.
The Liszts by Kyo Maclear - available in print
Big Red Lollipop by Rukhsana Khan - available in print
How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World by Marjorie Priceman - available in print