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What’s planned for Family Literacy Day 2022

Planning for Family Literacy Day (FLD) is well underway, and families, schools, libraries, literacy groups and other community organizations are invited to take part in the initiative on January 27, 2022.

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 Learning in the Great Outdoors. Spending time in nature provides many benefits, not just for bodies, but for minds too. This year, get outside and exercise both your mind and body together as a family. You can make outdoor time fun family learning time all while enjoying the wonders of Canada’s Great Outdoors!

Free resources available

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

Join ABC and Barbara Reid for a special event

As part of the Family Literacy Day celebrations, ABC Life Literacy Canada will once again present a virtual event with FLD Honorary Chair Barbara Reid. Open to everyone across Canada, the event will take place on Thursday, January 27, 2022 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. Register today as spaces are limited, so be sure to register as soon as possible to secure your spot.

Register your FLD 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.