On Jan. 27, families, schools and organizations across Canada will celebrate Family Literacy Day, held annually on to raise awareness of the importance of reading and engaging in other literacy-related activities as a family. The theme this year is “15 Minutes of Fun”.
The Literacy Coalition of New Brunswick encourages all families and community organizations to promote “15 Minutes of Fun” by taking time to participate in various activities happening in your region. “If we truly want to raise the level of literacy in New Brunswick”, says LCNB president Frank Hayes, “this must begin at childbirth with the support of the child’s family”.
LCNB executive director Natasha Bozek says that “taking even 15 minutes a day to read or do a learning activity can improve a child’s literacy skills dramatically.” Bozek explains, “Learning activities can include playing board games, cooking while reading a recipe and learning about measurement, singing, rhyming, storytelling and much more!”
Activities in support of Family Literacy Day are being held across New Brunswick at schools, libraries, Family Resource Centres and many other community centres. To find out what activities are happening, visit http://abclifeliteracy.ca/fld/events/.
The Literacy Coalition of New Brunswick provides leadership to advance literacy, lifelong learning and essential skills for all citizens through partnerships and collaboration with government, educational institutions, business, labour, community organizations and individuals.