McGuinty Government Celebrates Family Literacy Day
TORONTO, Jan. 27 /CNW/ -
Grocery shopping, taking transit or walking in your neighbourhood are all
regular family activities that can also be learning experiences.
These and other tips and tools(http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/abc123/eng/) can
be found on abc123(http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/abc123/), a site dedicated to
making it easier for parents to help their children with reading, writing,
math and homework. The website also suggests other ways that parents can
support their child's education every day and make learning fun.
As their child's first teachers, parents influence how a child approaches
learning. When parents make learning a fun part of everyday life, they provide
their child with a stronger foundation for success in school and beyond.
Organized by ABC Canada and celebrated annually, Family Literacy Day
promotes the importance of reading and learning together as a family all year
"Reading as a family is a fun and easy way to be involved with your
child's education. When parents are involved in what their children learn,
everyone benefits," said Education Minister Kathleen Wynne.
- Video podcasts(http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/abc123/eng/podcast/) are
aimed at parents of students in Kindergarten through Grade 6 and are
available in English and French.
- Ontario.ca/abc123 also has tip sheets and
guides(http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/abc123/eng/tips/) in 14 different
languages to help parents support their child's learning.
- Two- and three-year-olds who are read to several times a day do
substantially better in kindergarten compared to young children who
are read to only a few times a week or less.
- Parenting and Family Literacy
parents and children to learn together and help prepare children for
starting school. There are
located in schools across the province.
Visit the ABC Canada website(http://www.abc-canada.org/en/whowantsanswers)
to learn why dogs have wet noses, why clouds are fluffy and what the memory
span of a goldfish is. We told you learning can be fun!
Disponible en français
For further information:
For further information: Michelle Despault, Minister's Office, (416)
212-3747; Patricia MacNeil, Communications Branch, (416) 325-2676; Public
Inquiries, (416) 325-2929 or 1-800-387-5514; TTY 1-800-263-2892