Family Literacy Day 2023 – Celebrate Your Heritage!

Did you know that parents’ reading habits play an important role for kids? According to the Kids and Family Reading Report from Scholastic in 2017, 57% of kids who are frequent readers have parents who read books 5-7 days per week.

Family literacy focuses on parents, grandparents, and other family members to improve the reading and writing skills of the whole family (via ABC Life Literacy).

Family Literacy Day is on Friday, January 27th. The theme this year is Celebrate Your Heritage. Canada is a great diverse country full of different cultures. Take time to explore and learn about your heritage, celebrate what you’ve found, and share your culture with others. There’s no better way to learn about your family than together as a family!

One of the best things you can do is speak to a family member about their upbringing. The Literacy Coalition has created a list of questions to help you interview a family member.

Download the interview questions sheet here!

ABC Life Literacy has created some fantastic resources and activities for Family Literacy Day 2023, including a virtual event with Barbara Reid which was held on January 26th.

Check out these fantastic resources and activities from ABC Life Literacy:

Barbara Reid Tip Sheet – 10 things to do

Activity Book – 7 fun activities for the whole family

Bookmarks – interview your family and record what you’ve learned on these bookmarks