Northwest Territories Literacy Council

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Family Literacy Resources

What things can you do at home to support your children’s learning?

  1. Tell your children stories about when you were growing up.  Or tell them stories about when they were young.  Everyone loves to hear about their birth story.
  2. Make a family book for your child.  Get pictures of all your family members and make a book that you and your child can read together.
  3. Give your children lots of opportunities to write, colour and draw.
  4. Put on a children’s CD and sing the songs together.  Children love to sing and dance.
  5. Go for a walk together and talk about all the different signs in your community.  Soon your children will be ‘reading’ the signs on their own.
  6. Read together everyday.  Children love to have the same story read to them over and over again!
  7. Bake together.  You can read the recipe together and measure all the ingredients for the recipe.  What a great way to spend time together and learn.
  8. Play board games together.  Monopoly, Scattergories and Scrabble all have lots of reading involved and they are fun too!
  9. Let your child see you read.  Modeling reading is really important

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