November is Family Literacy Month, and we wanted to help all the families in our community get motivated to read and learn together.
Family Literacy Month is organized by the National Center for Families Learning, which defines family literacy as two or more generations in one family actively learning together. It is a time to “lift up and celebrate the tireless efforts of family literacy and family-focused programs.” The Center offers several resources for families who want to learn about something new together, from healthy habits to fun facts. They also provide “30 Days of Family Learning,” a guide to celebrating the month with different activities each day. Activities include puppet shows, group storytelling, art projects, and a mystery dinner.
For more ideas, visit online resource partnership ReadWriteThink. ReadWriteThink encourages families to expand their bedtime reading repertoire by having parents and grandparents share their favorite childhood book with children in their family.
Let us know how you are celebrating and learning together this month!