Today is Family Literacy Day

Sheri Brattston reads to her children, Ben and Emma. Photograph by Gerry Kahrmann/The Vancouver Sun

Sheri Brattston reads to her children, Ben and Emma.
Photograph by Gerry Kahrmann/The Vancouver Sun

Adapted from The Vancouver Sun by Nila Gopaul

Find a fun way or fun ways
to learn with your children.
You can read together
for 15 minutes every day.

You can make
a grocery list together or
write a letter
to a grandparent or grandparents.
See links and video on the next page.

You can go
for a walk together.
You can read street signs
and store names, for example.

There are many free
services for families all year,
not just on Family Literacy Day.

For example, you can join
an early readers book club,
an ESL book club,
or family storytime
at the library.

See library links and links with classic children picture books.

Nursery rhymes and children’s classic books:

  1. Free Children’s classics and nursery rhymes (free and with pictures)
  2. More classics online (free)
  3. Mother Goose nursery rhymes (free and with pictures)

Video of one famous children’s classic

Helpful links from the Vancouver Public Library

  1. New to B.C.? Library links for newcomers to B.C.
    Search the library in many languages
  2. Fiction for Newcomers to B.C.
  3. Subject guides such as “Computer Survival Guide”,
    “First Nations of Canada”, “Canadian History” and more
  4. Frequently Asked Questions
  5. ESL Tours, ESL Book Clubs, ESL classes and more 

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