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

Early Writing Skills

Learn Together – Grow Together is one of our family literacy programs for parents and caregivers and their children ages 3-5 years old. The program encompasses a variety of activities that range from sharing stories and rhymes, to gym time, free play, … Continue reading

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