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Pamphlet for Parents

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Books in the Home is one of several programs available through the NWT Literacy Council.

Other programs include:

  • 1-2-3 Rhyme With Me
  • LAPS - Literacy and Parenting Skills

For more information on this and other literacy programs, contact:

A FamilyNWT Literacy Council

P.O. Box 761
Yellowknife, NT
X1A 2N6
Phone: 867-873-9260
Fax: 867-873-2176

Parents are their child's first and most important teacher.

Graphic: Mother reading a book to her childBooks in the Home is a weekly program for parents and their children to meet and enjoy the pleasures of books and reading.

What is Books in the Home?

This program believes that stories and story telling are very important to share with your children. Reading is one of the best ways we have of loving and caring for our children.

Graphic: Mother reading a book to her sonWhat do you do at Books in the Home?

  • Meet once a week for 1-2 hours.
  • Read lots of children's books
  • Share and discuss with other parents
  • Do activities that you can share with your children at home
  • Read with your children
  • Have a healthy snack
  • Meet and socialize with other parents and children

Graphic: A person reading a book to kidsWhat are the benefits?

  • Parents and children read more together
  • Children develop language and early literacy skills.
  • Families have fun sharing books.
  • Parents gain skills and feel confident helping their children.
  • Parents’ interest grows in their own reading and writing.

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