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Category: Family Literacy

How To Celebrate Your Heritage

How can we celebrate our heritage? Heritage has been passed down to us and continues to shape us today. Learning about your ancestry and culture can also be a fun family activity! So, why and how can you celebrate your heritage? Why Should I Celebrate My Heritage? No one is from nowhere. Everybody is born…
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27 Multicultural Children’s Book Recommendations!

January 26 is Multicultural Children’s Book Day! Cultural literacy is very important and children can engage with other cultures through books. Some benefits of cultural literacy are the development of communication and self-reflection. Cultural literacy also reduces prejudice and inequality based on culture.  The books below were written by IBPOC authors or focus on diversity,…
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1 Game to Improve Numeracy in Children

Is family literacy important? Of course it is! Children who have parents that are involved with them in family literacy score higher on standardized reading tests. This shows us that children are influenced by their parents and that parents can demonstrate the importance of literacy (and numeracy!). In this blog, we’ll explain why numeracy is…
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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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Raise-a-Reader with Harman Pandher at the Burnaby Neighbourhood House

Literacy Now is honoured to have Harman Pandher’s illustrated children’s book, Gurpreet Goes to Gurdwara: Understanding the Sikh Place of Worship at the Burnaby Neighbourhood House! Harman, himself a former member of the board of directors of BNH, came back as a visiting author to do 3 live virtual readings made possible through the Raise a Reader initiative. The local…
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