Family Literacy

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Read to a Child quote



"Family literacy programs focus on parents as the means to improve the reading and writing skills of all family members. 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


Reading aloud to your child can be a lot of fun! It's also crucial for early brain development. So snuggle up and read!

Helpful Resources

ABC Life Literacy Canada offers resources and downloads that can help encourage reading within your family.

Saskatchewan Ministry of Education provides information regarding child care, prekindergarten, kindergarten and early learning supports for families.

Saskatchewan Literacy Network and the Prince Albert Literacy Network offer good ideas and resources.

National Reading Campaign website contains research, kids book reviews and more.

Grades K - 6 and 7 - 12 reading lists are found on the Wapiti Regional Library website.

NoveList K-8 Plus database for kids provides reading recommendations and read-alikes for kindergarten through grade 8.

TD Summer Reading Club is an annual event that may help children avoid summer learning loss while experiencing the fun of participation and possible prizes.

Download or Print Book Lists

Parents and caregivers are key to promoting reading and writing skills within families. Below are lists of helpful and favorite books - from those that will teach how to promote reading and writing skills, to favorite family read-alouds, to phonemic awareness books that help children understand that words are made of individual sounds.

Favorite Family Read-alouds

Books for Babies and Toddlers

30 Canadian Books Your Family Can Read Together

Phonemic Awareness Books for Children

Creating Readers: Recommended Books for Parents and Caregivers