If you have been following the library on Twitter this month, you'll have seen some tips about bring literacy into your everyday activities.
Sometimes it is as simple as singing silly songs together in the car. Or while you wait in line someplace like a grocery store, play "Would you rather":
Would your child rather sleep in or stay up late?
Would you rather have breakfast in bed or get your child's room cleaned up?
The possibilities are endless! When you are reading together, make it even more enjoyable by challenging each reader to use a funny voice. Or stop before turning the page and guess what the next sentence will be.
These take no extra supplies and can be done almost anywhere. Other family activities are almost as easy.
Take book spine writing for instance. Toronto Public Library has been doing it for years and you can do it too.
Make it short and sweet,
or even sillier!
Remember, just because we highlight family literacy once a year doesn't mean it stops at the end of January. Make it part of your family's life year-round.
And in the meantime, take advantage of the many activities we are offering this month.