|Literacy Matters||March 2008|
Family Literacy Day Highlights
Many communities across the north celebrated Family Literacy Day on January 27th. Here are just some of the many creative activities that people took part in.
The Growing Together program in Hay River held a special literacy celebration on Family Literacy Day. They held a potluck lunch for kids and families, followed by storytelling and cake. They also had free books to give away to each child.
The lucky students at Lutsełk’e Dene School were treated to a pancake breakfast while teachers read stories aloud. During the day, they rotated through different stations with fun literacy activities.
In Fort McPherson, parents and kids attended a special family literacy night at Chief Julius School library on January 30th. This included games, crafts and stories. Each child also took home a give-away bag filled with books and literacy activities.
In Yellowknife, about twenty kids and their parents braved the -40 degree temperatures to attend a Family Literacy Day Event at the Yellowknife Public Library. Hosted by the NWT Literacy Council and Alpha TNO, the event featured literacy activities in both English and French. We started out by playing bilingual animal bingo, followed by stories and songs in both languages. Everyone had a chance to make a bookmark and to choose a book prize. We finished off with another story and a healthy snack.
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