Family Literacy Day: “Talk, Sing and Read with Your Children”

January 27, 2015 is Family Literacy Day. On this occasion, the Literacy Foundation, in collaboration with ABC Alpha pour la vie Canada, solicits nearly 150 Quebec organizations and invites families to experience fun activities around reading.

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MONTREAL, Jan. 27, 2015 / CNW Telbec / - January 27, 2015 is Family Literacy Day. On this occasion, the Literacy Foundation, in collaboration with ABC Alpha for Life Canada, calls on nearly 150 Quebec organizations and invites families to experience fun activities around reading. Stimulate the imagination and the desire to learn, this is the mission that has been given ABC Alpha for Life Canada for whom literacy does not lie only in reading and writing, but in the ability to understand the world around us.

Family literacy recommends devoting a period of 15 minutes daily to an activity aimed at reading in which parents and children are brought together. The idea is not to turn parents into teachers, but rather to ensure that they contribute to the academic success of their children by encouraging them in their studies and by setting aside time for quality moments spent with the family.

Several activities are organized throughout Quebec to mark this day. You will find the list on the website of the Literacy Foundation: http://bit.ly/1zhJvUw.

Promotion of reading: a family adventure

Family Literacy Day reflects the vision of the Literacy Foundation which holds that it is important to read to your children as early as possible so that they grow up associating reading with pleasure! Literacy is developed throughout life, and it is essential that relationships with reading and books are established from an early age. The President and CEO of the Literacy Foundation, Ms. Diane Mockle, is convinced of the importance of the role of parents in promoting reading and writing, since they are the first models and the main educators. of their child. "If children of parents with little education are more at risk of having poor reading skills, it is however possible to break this circle by making reading a big deal!" making a family, ”she says.

Doing fun or creative activities with the family around books is a stimulating and eye-catching way to counter dropping out of school and illiteracy. Reading to and with your children or making up stories from illustrations promotes discovery, while sharpening their taste for reading!

Family Literacy Day

Created in 1999 by ABC Alpha for Life Canada, Family Literacy Day, held annually on January 27, aims to promote the importance of family reading and learning throughout the year.

The Literacy Foundation

Founded in 1989, the Literacy Foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is to support adults and children in order to ensure the development of their ability to read and write in order to participate fully in society. To help the Foundation, make a donation by going to fondationalphabetisation.org.

 

SOURCE Literacy Foundation

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