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Author: Kayla

It’s Science Literacy Week!

This week, September 19-25, is Science Literacy Week! Here we’ll have what it is, its importance, the relation to math, and what you can do. What Is Science Literacy? Science literacy is the application of science in cultural, political, social, and economic issues. You may be thinking, what does that even mean? It means understanding…
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Family Literacy: How To Improve A Child’s Reading

As we head into a new school year, you may be wondering, how can I improve my child’s reading skills? Family literacy works on the literacy of an entire family, positively impacting the child.  What is family literacy? Family literacy is about parents or grandparents showing children how literacy is important for life. This means…
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What Is Literacy?

Most of us know literacy is reading and writing, but you might not know it’s more than that. So, what is it? Is it important for life? What types are there? Keep reading to find out. The Definition of Literacy In the Oxford Canadian Dictionary, literacy is defined as ‘1. The ability to read and…
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How To Become Physically Literate

We need a level of physical literacy for our everyday lives. We need it to sit, stand up, walk, and more. By developing and improving our physical literacy at all ages we lead a more active lifestyle, which, in turn, improves our whole lives. Here we’ll learn what physical literacy is and how you can…
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Does Climate Change Matter To Me?

Climate change will affect our lives and change the world. Here we explain what it is, it’s effect on us, and what we can do. What Is Climate Change? Earth’s climate (climate is the average precipitation (rain, snow, hail, etc.), wind, and temperature of an area over a long time) has always changed. However, it…
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Why Is Cultural Literacy Important?

Today, June 27, is Canadian Multiculturalism Day. To celebrate Burnaby and Canada’s multiculturalism, here’s what cultural literacy is, why it’s important, and how you can improve yours. What Is Cultural Literacy? Culture is how a group of people live, their language, arts, science, beliefs, practices, and understanding of their environment. Cultural literacy is being able…
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Do I Need To Invest?

Do you need to invest? There are definitely a lot of reasons you should, so here are 3.  1. You’re Losing Purchasing Power Basically, you’re losing money every year you wait. Without investing, the value of things you can buy every year goes down. Inflation is high enough that the interest you make on cash…
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