Write Away

Family Literacy is about more than the ability to read, it’s about having the skills needed to build a strong foundation for future learning and lifelong success. One of those foundational skills is the ability to write. Writing will be … Continue reading

6 Books You and Your Little Ones will Want to Get Your Hands on

Do you find it difficult to have your child sit with you to read a book? Are you competing with touch screens or big screens for time with your child for sharing a book? Are you finding yourself so busy … Continue reading

Books – and Tunes – for Babies

A great way to keep the interest of a baby when you’re reading with them, or a child of any age really, is to add some rhythm or melody to your book sharing. The rhyme and repetition in many childrens’ … Continue reading

The Parenting Tool that Gets Giggles out of Your Kids (and Yourself)

Imagine a tool for parenting that could make your day-to-day life easier? What if it didn’t cost you anything? What if you could pull it out of your back pocket any time you need to? A well loved rhyme leads to laughter, … Continue reading

Teaching Your Child Literacy and Numeracy: There’s an App for That

“Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is most important.” – Bill Gates For a lot of parents, the idea of “teaching literacy and numeracy skills” to our children is … Continue reading

What is National Child Day?

You may have heard that National Child Day is approaching November 20th, but do you know what it’s all about? Brief History In 1959, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the first major international agreement on the basic principles of … Continue reading

A Tickle Rhyme is More than Just a Tickle Rhyme

Our Rhymes that Bind program has a variety of songs and rhymes, but for some us the tickle rhyme section is our favourite. Spending time face-to–face with your child will connect you to them on their own level emotionally and physically. … Continue reading