Family Literacy Day

Family Literacy Day

Family Literacy Day is a national awareness initiative created by ABC Life Literacy Canada in 1999 and held annually on January 27 to raise awareness of the importance of reading and engaging in other literacy-related activities as a family.

Taking time every day to read or do a learning activity with children is crucial to a child’s development. Even just 15 minutes a day can improve a child’s literacy skills dramatically, and can help a parent improve their skills as well.

Check out these 15-minute activites to get started!

New poster, activity sheet and bookmark are now available! Click to download (includes answers to the bookmark quiz on how many words can be made from the letters in "Family Literacy Day").

Hear from Robert Munsch, Honorary Chair of Family Literacy Day:

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Learning can happen at any time. Check out this video for great ways to share 15 minutes of fun with your family: