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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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The Impact of Media Literacy

Canada’s 17th Media Literacy Week is taking place from October 24 to 28. Media Literacy Week is an annual event promoting digital and media literacy, with schools, libraries, museums, and community groups organizing events and activities throughout the week. Let’s discuss more media’s role in life. Media today has a significant impact on our lives…
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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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Fall Program Updates

Burnaby Family Life Burnaby Family Life has great family programing for children and parents/caregivers for the fall! You will definitely want to check out the attached posters for all they offer and how to access them. Choose from programs such as;   Nobody’s Perfect (multiple languages) Parenting for Immigrants  Fatherhood, a Journey Mother Goose Learning Together Through Play Baby and Me  And…
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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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Beware of These 10 Common Types of Predatory Lending

Predatory lending is the use of fraudulent, deceptive, and unfair tactics some people use to dupe others into loans that they can’t afford. It is closely tied to the concept of subprime mortgage lending, which is the practice of making loans to borrowers who do not qualify for the best market interest rates. In Canada,…
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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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8 Ways to Become a Faster Reader

How can we maximize the amount of reading and learning in the limited time that we have?

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3 Essential Keyboard Shortcuts

One of the biggest challenges for computer beginners is typing. It is required for everything from a basic Google seach to signing into email accounts. Typing is an essential skill for digital literacy that is often overlooked. So here are 3 essential keyboard shortcuts that will makes typing easier for beginners. Ctrl+C (copy) Ctrl+V (paste)…
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