What is family literacy?
Family literacy refers to the many ways families learn together. Parents and caregivers are their children’s first and most important teachers. Some examples of family literacy are: writing a thank you note, going out on the land, learning about culture and traditions, making bannock together or sharing stories before bedtime. Does it surprise you that all these things are family literacy activities?
- Our Early / Family Literacy powerpoint presentation, January, 2013 (PDF - 466 KB) NEW
The NWT Literacy Council provides family literacy training, develops resources and support communities to develop family literacy programs. We have developed a wide-range of family literacy programs that are culturally relevant people in the NWT. We also promote family literacy through National Family Literacy Day on January 27th.
Look on the What’s New section for new resources and information on family literacy.