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Family Literacy Day 2022



  • A smiling family plays a board game on a living room floor

Laureen, Queen's Square | January 18, 2022

Family Literacy Day takes place every January 27th to raise awareness about the importance of reading and engaging in other literacy-related activities as a family.

Taking time every day to read or do a learning activity with children is crucial to a child’s development, improving a child’s literacy skills dramatically, and can help a parent improve their skills as well. Visit the ABC website for more information on Family Literacy, and click here for a schedule of events across the region.

We’ve got a whole week of activities planned!

  • Saturday, January 22nd @ 11:00 am – Erick Traplin Kick Off
  • Monday, January 24th – 28th - Visit your Idea Exchange location to pick up a Family Literacy Kit to take home (while supplies last)
  • Tuesday, January 25th @ 11:00 am - Special Literacy Picassos @ Home - All ages. Virtual (registration required) - We'll sing and dance and share some stories, then we'll make the craft together!
  • Wednesday, January 26th @ 6:00 pm - Don't Let the Pigeon in the Library - Ages 5-8. Virtual (registration required) - Make silly characters and stories related to Mo Williems, and learn some cartooning tips to draw your fun loving characters like Piggy and Elephant.
  • Thursday, January 27th 2:00 pm - Fun with Friends Introducing Jaws - All ages. Virtual (registration required) - Discover the wide diversity of sharks while learning why they are important for the ocean, and how our choices affect their survival around the world.

Make every day Family Literacy day by borrowing from our PlaySmarts collection. Learning through play is essential. The PlaySmarts Toy & Game Collection at Idea Exchange makes it accessible for every family. Check out the collection! More resources are added all the time.