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For more information about literacy in Saskatchewan, visit this page https://www.saskatchewan.ca/residents/education-and-learning/literacy-in-saskatchewan
Useful family literacy websites
- ABC Life Literacy Canada / ABC Alpha pour la vie Canada develops and supports the use of high-quality introductory learning materials and resources written in clear language. They envision a Canada where everyone has the tools and opportunities they need to improve their literacy and essential skills. ABC Life Literacy Canada started and runs Family Literacy Day in Canada, and has many family literacy resources, including through their Family Literacy First program.
- Active for Life – Free resources, Brand partnerships, Custom messaging
- Centre for Family Literacy – Book Lists, Parent and Professional Resources, App: Flit
- Children’s Literacy Foundation of Canada
- Encyclopedia on Early Childhood Development, a project of the Centre of Excellence for Early Childhood Development (CEECD) supported by Université Laval and Université de Montréal (Quebec, Canada). International experts gather, synthesize, and comment on scientific knowledge on the development of young children from conception to age five.
- Frontier College / Collège Frontière is a national literacy organization that works with volunteers and community partners to give people the skills and confidence they need to reach their potential and contribute to society.
- The Teachers’ Corner offers you games and resources to teach citizenship, immigration and multiculturalism subjects.
NWT Literacy Council – How To Kits, Indigenous Languages and Literacy, Resources for Families, Parent and Family Activity Cards
Family Literacy and Early Learning
- Early Learning Portal: https://earlylearning.edonline.sk.ca
- www.hanen.org: Language and Literacy (Never too Soon for Literacy: Paving the Way to Literacy Success – On Demand) and Making Book Reading a Time for Interaction and Conversation
- Serve and Return:
- Serve and Return video from the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University
- Zero to Three (Early Development, Early Learning, Parenting)
- Multilingual Collection: the Provincial Library and Literacy Office (PLLO) has more than 70,000 books in over 25 languages, including almost 9,000 children’s books in over 20 languages. The multilingual collection includes fiction and non-fiction books for children and adults. If you’re interested in borrowing multilingual books, you can place a hold with your public library card or contact your local public library branch. Need a library card? Contact your local public library for more information. More about the multilingual collection is here: https://mlb.libguides.com/multilingual
- CMAS – an organization funded through Citizenship and Immigration Canada, CMAS has a number of multilingual brochures https://cmascanada.ca/cnc/resources/parents-and-families/
- Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library – Free, high-quality books from birth to age 5.
- First Book Canada / Premier Livre Canada
- Little Free Library
- Institute for Cross-cultural Exchange promotes children’s literacy and cross-cultural education, at home and abroad. Their current priority is to donate high quality illustrated books featuring stories from the Middle East and Central Asia to literacy programs. http://iceeducation.org/