"We were very impressed with the workshop. The workshop was well planned and very interactive. The children and adults all seemed to be enjoying themselves. It was nice to see the genuine enthusiasm of the staff and how it got the children participating. I highly recommend this workshop for families."
- Carmen and Dave E.
“My daughter is a very shy child, but just after attending one session with her Mom, I can see a big change in her. She is more confident.
I would recommend these kind of programs for shy kids where their parents are present. It helps to encourage them to participate in different kinds of activities. Thanks.”
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Family Literacy Workshops
2013 Literacy Calendar
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2013 Literacy Calendar - French
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What is the Family Literacy Program?
The Family Literacy Program is a free series of 9 workshops designed for families with children up to six years of age.
Sessions are conveniently located at elementary schools and community locations throughout Peel. It's a great family time that helps prepare children for school.
Who leads these workshops?
The workshops are facilitated by volunteers including: Early Childhood Educators, teachers and other community professionals who are experienced in early literacy.
What do we do at the workshops?
Parents learn tips to incorporate language and literacy into everyday activities. For example:
- Teach your child math literacy by folding the laundry together. Support your child’s math skills by: developing an understanding of words by creating “large” and “small” piles of clothing, counting clothing “how many socks can you find?”; as well sorting by colour.
- Search for items in your home that begin with a certain letter sound (e.g. create a list of times that start with the letter “M”)
Each workshop includes (View family literacy topics):
- Snack time
- A family activity
After participating in Family Literacy Program, parents have told us that they:
- Read to their children more often
- Have more books and other reading materials at home
- Have increased the amount of educational TV they watch as a family
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We recognize and thank the Peel District School Board, the Dufferin Peel Catholic District School Board, Ontario Institute for Child Studies, Conseil scolaire de district du Centre-Sud-Ouest and Conseil scolaire de district catholique Centre-Sud for their continued partnership in this project.
Monday January 07 2013