(WINDSOR, ON) – Families across Windsor will participate today in Family Literacy Day, a national initiative promoting the importance of reading and engaging in literacy-related activities as a family.
The Windsor Public Library encourages family literacy year round and is always striving to recognize the literacy needs of parents and children and provide an environment conducive to reading.
Families are encouraged to make reading fun and let children select the books they would like to read and, on a weekly basis, make time to read as a family.
Just 15 minutes a day can impact children’s learning skills and improve their chance for success.
WPL has some great books to share.
- Duck, Duck, Dinosaur, by Kallie George, ages 2 to 6 years
- Elliott, by Julie Pearson, ages 5 to 8 years
- Fishing with Grandma, by Susan Avingaq and Maren Vsetula, ages 5 to 7 years
- The Biggest Poutine in the World, by Andree Poulin, ages 9-11 years
- The Summer We Saved the Bees, by Robin Stevenson, ages 9-12 years
YOUNG ADULT FICTION
- Dancing in the Rain, by Shelley Hrdlitschka, ages 12 and up
- Worlds of Ink and Shadow, by Lena Coakley, ages 14 and up
However, the very best way to engage children to read is for them to see friends, family members, and parents enjoying reading every day. Children will read if they see others enjoying reading.
Additional information on children’s programming at the Windsor Public Library can be obtained online or by calling 519-255-6770.