CELEBRATE FAMILY LITERACY DAY
Wednesday, January 9, 2019 - 10:46am
“I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book.” ~ J.K. Rowling
On Sunday, January 26, 2019, come and celebrate a day of family and reading for Family Literacy Day in Regina. This year is the 20th anniversary of Family Literacy Day which is officially on Monday, January 27, 2019. We all know the importance reading to our kids and encouraging them to read. The family that reads together, grows together.
WHAT IS FAMILY LITERACY DAY?
HOW CAN YOU PARTICIPATE WITH YOUR FAMILY
First, you can make a commitment to read to your kids, every day for 15 minutes. No matter what their age or school level, you can schedule the time and read. Maybe after dinner or before bedtime, let your child choose the book they want to read and then talk about the story, the characters and the story line. Listen to your child’s opinion and engage with them.
For school age children, with their input, create a reading log and set goals for them. Let them choose the times and books so they can feel like they have input and are helping themselves learn and grow.
Parents, guardians and grandparents can set an example by reading and showing kids their love of reading. I always have 1 (or 5) books by my night-stand and my kids see first-hand how much I enjoy reading. This teaches your kids by example that reading a book can be a very enjoyable and fulfilling way to learn and spend their free time.
Recruit and encourage grandparents and older siblings to participate in reading with kids too.
The Regina Public Library will be hosting a Family Literacy Day by partnering with organizations from Regina (Regina Police Service, Saskatchewan Roughriders, Government House, Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame, Saskatchewan Science Centre, Open Door Society, Saskatchewan Writer’s Guild, Regina Humane Society, Royal Saskatchewan Museum, Canadian Western Agribition, and Regina Fire & Protective Services) to host events at RPL branches throughout our city. Make sure to check out the list and schedule to plan your visit.
Also, visit their event on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/events/283908582164291/).
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