Spring is in the Air - Spring into Literacy
Spring is all about new beginnings, and there is no better time of year to refresh your skills and focus on lifelong learning. Here are a few fun ways to keep your literacy skills sharp: (thanks to ABC Life Literacy for these ideas) abclifeliteracy.ca
~Get back to nature. Teach the kids how to plant a garden or take them on a hike and see if they can point out all the different species of trees. Remember, learning happens in everything we do!
~Baking is a great family literacy activity. Find a fun new spring recipe and make the dish together to keep numeracy and literacy skills sharp. See below for some ideas on how Food and Literacy go together
~Celebrate Earth Day! In celebration of Earth Day (April 22), do some research to find out how you can help take better care of the planet. Why not create a compost in your backyard?
~Increase your financial literacy skills
. During this tax season take a course to learn more about RRSPs, RESPs, budgeting, investments or banking. (Or check out some great financial literacy tips and resources at www.smallchangeaddsup.ca
For more fun literacy tips and activities visit abclifeliteracy.ca/tips-and-activities
What do Food and Literacy have to do with each other?
Family mealtimes support the development of literacy skills because there is a great fit between preparing food, eating meals and learning together as a family. Here are two resources that give ideas and tools and how to use family mealtimes as fun learning experiences.
Learn more about Let's Talk
by clicking here
A hands on approach to family food and fun can be found on this website: click here
Speaking of Healthy Kids....the Tri-Cities Healthy Kids Fair is coming to Port Coquitlam this month:
The Tri-Cities Literacy Committee is happy to report that funding for literacy coordination (LOC - Literacy Outreach Coordination) will be continuing for the next year. The funding will be the same amount that was provided the past year.