Family and Community Literacy

Resources for Families

Please check under Indigenous Languages and Literacies Resources for indigenous language resources for families and community programs.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

We know the the brains of babies develop fast during the first years of life.  You can help that brain development by reading books with your small child. 

We’ve teamed up with the Yellowknife Public Library to encourage all NWT families to read 1000 Books Before Kindergarten.  If you post photos of you and your child reaching 100-book milestones on Facebook, you’ll be automatically entered into draws with prizes awarded twice each year.

Program Instructions ( - 189.65 KB )
Your Child’s Reading Log Sheets
1-100 ( - 452.52 KB )
101-200 ( - 483.81 KB )
201-300 ( - 503.02 KB )
301-400 ( - 511.6 KB )
401-500 ( - 500.72 KB )
501-600 ( - 502.89 KB )
601-700 ( - 517.7 KB )
701-800 ( - 491.83 KB )
801-900 ( - 524.77 KB )
901-1000 ( - 519.55 KB )
Milestone signs for sharing on social media
I Read 100 Books ( - 84.78 KB )
I Read 200 Books ( - 85.05 KB )
I Read 300 Books ( - 85.12 KB )
I Read 400 Books ( - 85.04 KB )
I Read 500 Books ( - 85.04 KB )
I Read 600 Books ( - 85.08 KB )
I Read 700 Books ( - 84.96 KB )
I Read 800 Books ( - 85.14 KB )
I Read 900 Books ( - 85.05 KB )
I Read 1000 Books ( - 84.85 KB )
Health Literacy Bookmarks
Check Your Health ( - 139.06 KB )
Feed Your Mind ( - 172.33 KB )
Get Active ( - 157.91 KB )
Snowsnake ( - 119.32 KB )
Resources for Family Literacy Programs
Evaluation Kit ( - 975.78 KB )
Little Chef's Program ( - 6.28 MB )
Science Fun ( - 7.95 MB )
Story Time Adventures ( - 3.31 MB )
Talk to Me ( - 679.8 KB )
Books in the Home: Classic Books
Full version ( - 13.51 MB )
Introduction ( - 744.44 KB )
Part 1 ( - 4.59 MB )
Part 2 ( - 4.77 MB )
Part 3 ( - 4.15 MB )
Books in the Home: Northern Books
Full version ( - 14.44 MB )
Introduction ( - 497.81 KB )
Part 1 ( - 4.55 MB )
Part 2 ( - 4.63 MB )
Part 3 ( - 3.7 MB )
Part 4 ( - 2.47 MB )
Storysacks

A Storysack is a fun resource that encourages parents and children to read together in an interactive way.  

Storysacks usually contain a high quality picture book, props or costumes for acting out the story, an audio recording of the story, a non-fiction book and an idea card with activities to do together. You can also make Storysacks for oral stories or legends. Parents and children use the characters and props to act out the story as they read together.

 

Check out our Storysacks.

Storysacks Manual ( - 2.36 MB )
Storysacks You Can Borrow ( - 268.18 KB )