It’s Not Whether You Win or Lose, It’s How You Play the Game

Games are a wonderful way for families to play and learn together. Unfortunately, not all games are well suited for young children and even the “Junior” versions of some board games are not intended for toddlers or preschool aged children. … Continue reading

Investing in Literacy is Good for Business

WHAT IS LITERACY? Literacy is the foundation for all learning. An individual’s literacy level impacts their success in reading, writing, understanding, speaking, and listening. This impact extends to all areas of their life, including home, work, and community. Family Literacy … Continue reading

Numbers, Numbers Everywhere!

What is numeracy? The simple definition is, the ability to understand and work with numbers. Alberta Education defines numeracy as the ability, confidence and willingness to engage with quantitative and spatial information to make informed decisions in all aspects of … Continue reading

Rhymes that Bind is an Adult Literacy Program?

Nursery rhymes and lullabies for adults? The goal of the Centre for Family Literacy is to empower adult caregivers with the skills necessary to teach and pass on literacy and learning to the children in their care. In our programs, … Continue reading

Bedtime Reading for Babies

Your baby loves routines. Though he or she might also like your stand-up comedy routine, I’m talking about everyday routines—like bath time, meal time, and bedtime. Your baby works hard to understand what is going on around her, so anything familiar and predictable … Continue reading

3,2,1,Fun! The Importance of Beginning Numeracy with Everyday Activities

Who remembers saying “I don’t like math” or “I’m not good at math”? Many adults have negative feelings about math that began early in life. A positive outlook on numeracy skill building with your children will help them later in life. In fact … Continue reading

How Rhymes can Encourage Play

Play is the highest form of research.    – Albert Einstein Halloween is one of our favourite times of year—families can have so much fun together with rhymes, games, crafts, snacks, and parties—and it provides a lot of opportunity for purposeful play. Play … Continue reading

Autumn Provides Easy Literacy Lessons to Share with Your Kids

Autumn leaves are falling down, falling down, falling down, Autumn leaves are falling down, red, yellow, orange and brown! Rake them up and pile them high, pile them high, pile them high, Rake them up and pile them high, till … Continue reading