Make time for Family Literacy Day

It’s so hard to make time. Oh, how well I know this. But, if you can, make some for Family Literacy Day on January 27, 2012. I actually did not know there was such a day, but, there I go, learning something new every day. It’s kind of the antithesis of International Talk Like A Pirate Day, which I did know about.

But all kidding aside, literacy is very, very important. So I’m all for days like this. And making days like this any every-day-of-the-year sort of habit. Read with your kids. Such a small thing, but so, so huge.

In celebration of Family Literacy Day, the Canadian Children’s Book Centre has compiled a list of 50 Canadian children’s books involving the subject of family. And one of them happens to be Catching Time, by author Rachna Gilmore and illustrated me. The list includes books for children age 4 up to young adult. But don’t stop at this list, there are tons of amazing books for kids – Canadian and beyond. However, since I’m rather fond of Canada, and my home province of B.C, here’s another list to explore – it’s all B.C books, organised by region. Abbotsford? Creston? Bella Coola? Williams Lake? Vancouver? There’s a book for that.

(also, Rachna has a teacher’s guide for Catching Time, available on her website.)

More about Family Literacy Day on the ABC Life Literacy Canada website & the Gov’t of Canada site. 

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