small NWTLC logo graphic Celebrate Family Literacy Day
Storytime on the Radio

Reading on the community radio can be a fun way to reach out to more people in the community and promote family literacy. In one northern community, copies of the weekly radio story were available at the Northern Store, the Health Centre and the Community Hall.

Parents and children tune into the radio storytime and read along with the story. The little booklets also contain drawings that can be coloured and some word puzzles and games for older kids. Storytime can happen just before radio bingo, which guarantees a pretty big audience!

You can also….

blue bullet graphic Invite a celebrity to your “Storytime on the Radio.” Ask the Mayor or Chief, local authors, Fire Fighter, Police Officer, etc.
blue bullet graphic Invite a mystery reader to come and read the story on the radio and then have the families phone in and try to guess who the reader is.
blue bullet graphic Invite elders to share their stories on the radio.
blue bullet graphic Invite children or their parents to read their own stories on the radio.

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