Family Literacy Day happens every year on January 27, and offers us a great reminder that we can learn from everyday moments.
Learning does not have to be expensive, hard, or complicated, and learning can happen at any time.
This year, we encourage everyone to “take 5 and read” – whether you read with a child, an adult, a family member, friend or perfect stranger. Taking 5 minutes to read on Family Literacy Day, or all week long, can reinforce the importance of strong reading, writing, math, and computer skills.
Since 1999, when Family Literacy Day began, the Quebec City Reading Council has been helping local families enjoy this day. It is a fun opportunity to remember the importance of reading, writing, math and computers, and sharing ideas about how to have fun with everyday learning. Click here for information about other QCRC programs and activities.
Additional ideas for incorporating Family Literacy Day into School and family learning fun can be as simple as 1, 2, 3.
Visit ABC Life Literacy Canada’s website to find more information, ideas, and activities help you to celebrate this year’s Family Literacy Day.
Read Family Literacy Day info in the Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph!
In the past few months, various QCRC programs have received attention from our local newspaper, the Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph. Friends of QCRC may enjoy taking a look at these articles. Click on the images to view the full articles.
Feel free to contact us directly if you are interested in any of the programs mentioned.
Family Literacy Day - What a great way to start the year!
We teamed up with the Jeffery Hale Community Services, and had a delightful, cozy event with the Take-A-Break parents. Our volunteer, Danielle, gave a great dramatic reading demonstration, a couple of lucky parents won gift certificates to support their family reading habits! We also shared some "reading ideas" pamphlets, which provide book suggestions for children ages birth-4. See below for PDF versions of these hand-outs.
Travellin' Toddler Time - A Morning That Counts!
The 2012 Toddler Time season kicked off with a February session here at QCRC. We had a "full crowd", and enjoyed the numbers theme thoroughly - counting blind mice and farm animals in our stories, and making Valentine's mice as the craft. We had a handful of great volunteers, and even one new one!
The next TTT session at QCRC is in May. See the file below to download the full schedule.
We have a solid cohort of tutor-student pairs this spring, including several continuing from last autumn. We are currently seeking tutors for math, reading and writing, and computer skills (particularly Microsoft programs like Excel, Word and Powerpoint). Please contact us today, if you would like to volunteer!
Did you know...?
QCRC offers FREE one-on-one lessons for adults (16+). We are able to help with a range of student-driven topics, including secondary or CEGEP studies, preparation for citizenship or driving exams, etc. Please contact us today if you know of someone who could benefit from our services.
Please join us for our Annual Community Book Swap, in celebration of Adult Education Week!
Please tell your friends & feel free to post the poster (see file below).
We welcome books in good condition, and will have volunteers available to help you decide if your book is appropriate for the exchange. The Book Swap is easily accessible by car (free parking!) or bus (routes 25, 13, & 800/801). Additional information is available below. You are also welcome to contact us directly by calling 418-681-1258 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
ANNUAL COMMUNITY BOOK SWAP
March 28, 2012
Eastern Quebec Learning Centre (cafeteria)
3005, William-Stuart (near chemin St-Louis)
We welcome books in good condition:
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