Family Literacy Day

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January 27 is Family Literacy Day across Canada 

Family Literacy - it only takes 15 minutes of fun!  

Family Literacy Day was created in 1999 by ABC Life Literacy Canada to raise awareness of the importance of reading and engaging in other literacy-related activities as a family.  Events take place annually in communities across Alberta to celebrate this important day.

Doing an activity together as a family for just 15 minutes a day can help develop long-lasting literacy skills in children and strengthen the literacy skills of adults. 

Activities can be as easy as:

  • Reading or making up a story together,
  • playing a board game,
  • singing a song while cleaning the house or
  • reading the signs while riding in the car.

Literacy learning opportunities are everywhere! Find out more about how you can celebrate Family Literacy Day.