Family Literacy Day

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Family Literacy Day takes place every January 27th to raise awareness about the importance of reading and engaging in other literacy-related activities as a family. Since 1999, thousands of schools, libraries, literacy organizations and other community groups have taken part in the initiative. ABC creates free learning and promotional resources for anyone that wants to get involved. Taking time every day to read or do a learning activity with children is crucial to a child’s development, improving a child’s literacy skills dramatically, and can help a parent improve their skills as well.

Family Literacy Day 2025 Theme: Learn to be Green, Together

Make a pledge as a family to learn ways to be more green. Use less electricity, commute together, and reuse items. Being green together is a fun way to learn as a family while being kind to the environment.
Barbara Reid

Canadian author and illustrator, Barbara Reid, is the Family Literacy Day Honorary Chair!

Family Literacy Day 2025 Resources – Coming Soon!

Improve your family literacy skills with these free resources. The Family Literacy Day resources are for use at home and in workshops and activities that are also free for participants. Resources are not to be used for commercial purposes.

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“This was our first time participating in Family Literacy Day and we really enjoyed it.” – Participant

“Just keep the school-friendly resources coming. You are doing valuable work.” – Participant

“Your organization is doing a great job! Now more than ever, with the constant intrusion of texts and email in our lives distracting us from what’s in front of us, taking 20 is pressing a very important message!” – Participant

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