Family Literacy Day was created in 1999 by ABC Life Literacy Canada to celebrate parents and children reading and learning together to become lifelong learners. This day is held annually in January to encourage Canadian families to spend at least 15 minutes a day enjoying a learning activity together.
This year, TVS is holding a Family Literacy Day Reading Campout at Camp Read-A-Lot on January 27. We have many reasons to celebrate. Every student in the school is asked to bring their favourite book or literacy board game from home (or a book they have checked out from the library), dress in appropriate camping gear and read and play with their peers and/or with parents who come and join us for this special event.
Mr. Holladay and Mr. Ellis will be roaming the school with prizes for students that “Get Caught Reading!”
What is Family Literacy?
Family literacy focuses on caring adults as the means to improve the reading and writing skills of all family members. By reading to children and engaging in fun literacy activities, parents are modeling strong literacy skills and a love of reading, while at the same time strengthening the relationships within their families.
Why is Literacy Important?
Literacy is the foundation of learning and knowledge building necessary for future skills. Supporting literacy helps adults maintain and model their own literacy skills. Literacy can be celebrated in your home by setting aside time each day to read, play a game, sing a song, or simply follow a recipe together.