The C.O.W. is Coming Soon, but in the Meantime…

We hope that while you are enjoying summer to the fullest, you are still able to find fun ways to keep a little literacy in your busy days. It really helps to prevent the summer slide, where children lose some of what they had learned during … Continue reading

Sharing Stories vs. Reading Stories

Here at the Centre for Family Literacy we like to talk about sharing books with children as opposed to just reading books to them. When you are sharing a book, as opposed to reading it, it becomes interactive. It becomes much more … Continue reading

Early Years Numeracy… in Planting

At 3,2,1, Fun! we explore numbers through play, stories, and rhymes with children 3-5 years old and their parents. Learning about sequences is important to children’s ability to grasp the concept that numbers have a special order. We can demonstrate sequences by using … Continue reading

Books for Babies Book Giveaways

Because of generous funding from the Alberta Government and private donors, the Centre for Family Literacy is able to give a book to every family each week of the Books for Babies program—to keep. I’ve mentioned in previous blogs that everyone’s taste in books is a little … Continue reading

Children Love Your Stories

Oral skills include both speaking and listening, and are at the root of literacy. Listening to the rhythm of the language spoken around them will help your children discover the rules of that language. When your children experiment with their voices, … Continue reading