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Literacy Links

Literacy Links provides a variety of learning opportunities for parents, caregivers, community partners, and other organizations that work with families with preschool children. Participants will increase their knowledge of how to develop and support children’s early learning and literacy skills.

Literacy Links is funded by:
City of Edmonton, Family and Community Support Services
Edmonton Community Adult Learning Association
Government of Alberta
The Stollery Charitable Foundation

The Program:

  • Explores strategies that support literacy and learning through a number of presentations and workshops
  • Customizes workshops to the specific needs of a wide range of groups
  • Includes a wide range of topics, activities and resources available to support integrated literacy

The Benefits:

For Families

  • Gain a better understanding of the important role parents/care givers play in building children’s early literacy and language development
  • Explore creative and inexpensive ways to include literacy activities in their daily lives
  • Develop strategies and tools to use to support early literacy and language skills

For Organizations

  • Examine the important role that parents play in building their children’s early literacy and language development
  • Learn how to support parents in this role
  • Explore ways to incorporate or enhance literacy and numeracy activities into their existing programming

* We have developed the following popular presentations and workshops, but call us for information about having a customized workshop created for you!

Popular Presentations and Workshops:

  1. What is Family Literacy
    Introduction to what family literacy is and how it can be supported in the home

  2. Building Blocks to Literacy
    Examine the stages children go through to become readers and writers

  3. Come Play with Me
    Discover how the world works through play by using homemade materials to create opportunities for language and literacy learning

  4. Numbers are Everywhere
    Explore numeracy in everyday life

  5. The Scientist in All of Us
    Explore science activities and the opportunities for language, literacy, and numeracy learning around them

  6. Digital Technology
    Explore and discuss the use of technology — uses current research in technology and early childhood development

  7. Essential Skills in the Home
    Examine skills as defined for the workplace and how they transfer to daily life

  8. Secret Learning Through Games
    Examine the learning that happens when you play games, and how to create your own using materials in the home

Check the Training and Workshop Calendar for Literacy Links workshops open to the public HERE

For inquiries, please contact:

Centre for Family Literacy

11642 142 St NW  Edmonton AB  T5M 1V4
780.421.7323 | Fax 780.421.7324