Tag Archives: January

Family Literacy Day 2021

Family Literacy Day 2021 Theme: Travel the World Together!

“Use your imagination to go exploring and travel the world together as a family – you never know what you’ll learn! Plan your dream trip, learn about another culture and open your mind to the world.”

Celebrate Family Literacy Day 2021 Virtually with Honorary Chair Barbara Reid!

Barbara Reid

Join us online on Wednesday January 27, 2021 from 4:30-5:00pm ET for a special event with author and illustrator Barbara Reid.

Barbara will be doing a demonstration on how to use clay to create a picture. She will share unique techniques you can use to make different things. The event will end with a Q&A.

This event is ideal for children in grades 1 to 6. To register, please click here. Spaces are limited, so be sure to register as soon as possible to secure your spot.

Looking for additional ways to  participate in Family Literacy Day? Here are some ideas for inspiration:



Joyful Literacy Family Literacy Activities:

(developed by Dr. Janet Mort)

Kindergarten Families: Check out our post from September for creative family activities developed by MPSD’s StrongStart Team

Riot of Reading 2017


The Riot of Reading Solutions 15th annual Family Literacy Fair is on Saturday, January 28th from 11 – 3 pm at Ecole Mission Central.

The theme for this year’s Family Literacy Day is “Learn at Play, Every Day”.

Exciting events taking place that day include:

  • Pizza, cake and refreshments.
  • The Great Gordini magic performance  at 1 pm.
  • The Bhangra Dancers from Dashmesh Panjabi School.
  • Zumba Dancer, Timea from Latinflavoursfitness.
  • Facepainting
  • Neon the clown will be working the crowds and tying balloon animals to delight the crowds until his hands give out.
  • Clifford the Big Red Dog and Geronimo Stilton the Detective Mouse will be partying with us.
  • Holly Gallant will be bringing her Powwow Drum.

How will you participate in Family Literacy Day? Here are some ideas for inspiration:


Activity Ideas:

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Source: ABC Life Literacy Learn at Play, Everyday Activities (English and French)

Growth Mindset

Welcome to learning in 2017!  

It’s a great time of year to set goals for new learning challenges and adventures.  Watch the videos below for an introduction to the idea of using a ‘Growth Mindset’ as you learn new ideas this year.