Family Literacy Day is a national awareness initiative created by ABC Life Literacy Canada in 1999 and held annually on January 27 to raise awareness of the importance of reading and engaging in other literacy-related activities as a family.
Reading together is great! But there’s so much more you can do to promote literacy and learning at home. So we decided to ask a few of our authors for some of the things they do with their families. Here are five suggestions that we loved:
I sing with my kids in the car, read in front of a good, roaring fire and live with fact-guys who are constantly looking things up on the Internet (capital of Uzbekistan: Tashkent).
I believe everyone should keep a journal. When my daughter was little, we did a two-word a day journal together. I’d ask her to give me one word to describe her day–and one word to describe how she’d like her tomorrow to be.
We talk about words a lot. Just today, my son noticed that “melancholy” doesn’t sound at all like what it means. He suggested “apple-chihuahua” as a comparative word.
“Ticket to Ride” is big in our house right now. Be a rail-baron and take over the U.S. with your locomotive empire!
My daughter and I write together. We also love to shop for books.