The Province of British Columbia has proclaimed Family Literacy Week (January 24-31, 2021) in British Columbia. Family Literacy Week is an annual BC campaign that recognizes the importance of family literacy.
This year’s Family Literacy Week theme is “Let’s Be Active.” Active play is any physical activity that includes moderate to vigorous burst of high energy and raises a child’s heart rate. It builds physical, social, emotional, language and thinking skills.
“Active play is an essential part of children’s development. And unstructured play is just as important us organized sports and games.” says Margaret Sutherland, Executive Director of Decoda Literacy Solutions, BC’s provincial literacy organization.
To learn more about Family Literacy Week 2021, find free Family Literacy Week activity sheets to download for families and community programs, find events in your neighbourhood, get involved in the online Photo Contest (#LetsBeActive #FLW2021), go to https://www.decoda.ca/support-us/events/family-literacy-week/.