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ABC Life Literacy ramps up for Family Literacy Day 2021

Planning for the 22nd annual Family Literacy Day is well underway, and families, schools, libraries, literacy groups and other community organizations are invited to take part in the initiative on January 27, 2021.

Family Literacy Day was started in 1999 to raise awareness about 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, improving a child’s literacy skills dramatically, and can help a parent improve their skills as well.

This year’s Family Literacy Day theme is Travel the world together. Use your imagination to go exploring and travel the world together as a family – you never know what you’ll learn! Plan your dream trip, learn about another culture and open your mind to the world.

Free resources available

ABC Life Literacy once again has a variety of free resources available for download on our website at Access bookmarks, activities, posters and more at the direct links below:

Join Barbara Reid for a special event

As part of this year’s celebrations, ABC Life Literacy Canada is running the first-ever Family Literacy Day virtual event with Honorary Chair Barbara Reid. Open to everyone across Canada, the event will take place on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 from 4:30-5:00pm ET.

Barbara will be doing a demonstration on how to use clay to create a picture. She will share unique techniques you can use to make different things. The event will end with a Q&A.

This event is ideal for children in grades 1 to 6. To register, please click here. Spaces are limited, so be sure to register as soon as possible to secure your spot.

Register your own event

Don’t forget to register your own Family Literacy Day activities on the website. You can also find events taking place near you. Visit for more information.