Family Literacy Day in Saskatchewan is coming up on Jan. 27. This year’s theme is “Celebrate Your Heritage” with activities taking place across Moose Jaw.
Starting on Jan. 26, the Moose Jaw Public Library, in partnership with the Moose Jaw Literacy Network, will be holding activities free of charge from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. The theme will look at multiculturalism in our society.
“The purpose is to engage parents and children with literacy activities,” said Aislinn Lawreniuk, children’s technician at the Moose Jaw Public Library.
The activities are geared towards children ages zero to five and their families. This year’s featured book is Li’l Shadd: A Story of Ujima.
“So, it would be books about different cultures and we've got a game board, conversations, we're going to be doing and making people cutouts, draw your family and that kind of thing. There's also going to be some cultural dances as well,” said Lawreniuk.
On Jan. 27, similar activities will also occur at the Family Resource Centre from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
The library along with the Moose Jaw Literacy Network is sharing activities, resources and ideas with schools during the week of Jan. 27 for students in Grades 1 to 6.
You can find more information about Family Literacy Day on the Saskatchewan Literacy Network’s website.