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Wednesday, January 9, 2019 - 10:46am
Kathleen Fellinger

“I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book.” ~ J.K. Rowling

Family LIteracy Day Regina things to do



On Sunday, January 26, 2019, come and celebrate a day of family and reading for Family Literacy Day in Regina. This year is the 20th anniversary of Family Literacy Day which is officially on Monday, January 27, 2019. We all know the importance reading to our kids and encouraging them to read. The family that reads together, grows together.






Family Literacy Day is a campaign created by ABC Life Literacy Canada in 1999 to raise awareness of the importance of literacy and engaging families in reading together. Statistics show that if parents and guardians read to their children early in life, it benefits the child immensely throughout their entire life. It helps them in early childhood learning, confidence throughout their school career and it gives them life-long learning skills. It is never too early to start to read with your children.

Here are some tips to encourage reading at home to engage your kids in literacy together:

First, you can make a commitment to read to your kids, every day for 15 minutes. No matter what their age or school level, you can schedule the time and read. Maybe after dinner or before bedtime, let your child choose the book they want to read and then talk about the story, the characters and the story line. Listen to your child’s opinion and engage with them.

For school age children, with their input, create a reading log and set goals for them. Let them choose the times and books so they can feel like they have input and are helping themselves learn and grow.

Parents, guardians and grandparents can set an example by reading and showing kids their love of reading. I always have 1 (or 5) books by my night-stand and my kids see first-hand how much I enjoy reading. This teaches your kids by example that reading a book can be a very enjoyable and fulfilling way to learn and spend their free time.

Recruit and encourage grandparents and older siblings to participate in reading with kids too.

The Regina Public Library will be hosting a Family Literacy Day by partnering with organizations from Regina (Regina Police Service, Saskatchewan Roughriders, Government House, Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame, Saskatchewan Science Centre, Open Door Society, Saskatchewan Writer’s Guild, Regina Humane Society, Royal Saskatchewan Museum, Canadian Western Agribition, and Regina Fire & Protective Services) to host events at RPL branches throughout our city. Make sure to check out the list and schedule to plan your visit.

For more information on events, visit REGINA PUBLIC LIBRARY’s website , for details.

Also, visit their event on Facebook (


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