November is...Literacy Month!

November is...Literacy Month!
Posted on 10/21/2016
Share a story, write a poem, tell a joke, interview a family member! Reading, writing, and talking are key literacy skills all children need. Your family is your first teacher!

See the websites listed below for more information, including engaging Family Literacy Month ideas and activities: 

National Center for Families Learning: NCFL provides support and strategies to a network of entities involved in advancing education and families learning together, including educators, schools, community based organizations, and libraries. Our efforts support learners of all ages in these environments in concert with our advocates and partners. 

Wonderopolis: Brought to life by the National Center for Families Learning (NCFL), our Wonders of the Day® will help you find learning moments in everyday life—ones that fit in with dinner preparations, carpool responsibilities, a stolen moment between breakfast and the bus, or within school curriculum and education programs. 

Reading Adventure Packs for Families: Reading Rockets offers resources for family literacy bags that students can take home to share with their families. 

Parent Resources: The International Literacy Association offers a series of brochures with literacy tips intended for parents. Some of the topics covered include reading with young children, watching television together, surfing the Web, the importance of nutrition, and more. Brochures are available for download in both English and Spanish.

–From the O'Neill Library: ‚Ä®Kids ages 9-11 can join the Books & Bites book club at the O’Neill branch of the Cambridge Public Library. On Wednesday, November 2 at 6PM we will discuss the book Tru and Nelle by G. Neri, eat pizza, and reveal the book for next time. Pick up a copy of the book at the library today!
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