Encouraging literacy and a love of learning on Family Literacy Day – January 27th – and every day!

As the Executive Director of Calgary Reads (an early literacy initiative), a parent and former teacher, I’m often asked by families how they can help their young child build language skills—and, develop a love of reading. As we mark Family Literacy Day on January 27th (celebrated annually as a time to inspire families to learn together) … Continue reading Encouraging literacy and a love of learning on Family Literacy Day – January 27th – and every day!

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The Importance of Routines: A roadmap for love and learning

What a cold snap at the end of December!  How tempting to stay nestled under one’s down duvet late into the morning, and just take the day as it comes. Unless you are tag teaming with another caregiver, this is likely not a description of your past few weeks. Whether cold or warm outside, with … Continue reading The Importance of Routines: A roadmap for love and learning