Tag Archives: Literacy

Family Literacy Day @ WPL

Taking the time to read or do a literacy activity every day is crucial to a child’s development. By reading to children and engaging in fun literacy activities, parents are actively keeping their own skills sharp while at the same time strengthening the relationship between the family which, in turn, encourages lifelong learning. – ABC Life Literacy Canada Join us at Central Library as we share the joys of reading,...
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International Literacy Day

Literacy is the ability to identify, understand, interpret, create, communicate, compute and use printed and written materials associated with varying contexts. Literacy involves a continuum of learning to enable an individual to achieve his or her goals, to develop his or her knowledge and potential, and to participate fully in the wider society. — UNESCO How many things have you read today?  The menu at the coffee shop, or street...
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Avoid Summer Sliding in French

We know about the Summer Slide and have some ideas of tips to avoid it. (Plus, I’ll be sharing even more tips over the course of the summer.) But one particular challenge can be keeping up French literacy skills for children in immersion or French as a Second Language programs. Children who study in French risk losing their basic linguistic skills as well as literacy since they may not even be...
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Scrabble Tournament

Have fun with words.  Join us for our first Scrabble tournament Words with Windsorites, hosted by the ‘XPress Self-Publishing Lab. We have arranged for some celebrity wordsmiths like Christopher Paul Curtis, Paul Vasey, Rino Bortolin and others, to be challenged by you in a fun and friendly game of Scrabble.  The event will be moderated by CBC’s Tony Doucette, and will be full of good-natured competition.  In addition to bragging rights, the...
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Windsor Public Library Celebrates Family Literacy

On January 27, families across Windsor will participate in Family Literacy Day, a national initiative promoting the importance of reading and engaging in literacy-related activities as a family. The Windsor Public Library encourages family literacy year round and is always striving to recognize the literacy needs of parents and children and provide an environment conducive to reading. Families are encouraged to provide children with their very own library cards, and...
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Library Babies

When you think of your local library it is not very likely that the thought of a group of drooling babies comes to mind. However you may be surprised at how likely it is to see babies frequenting programs at the library and how important it is to introduce your little one to books from as early as the day they are born. But how much can an infant really...
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