Family Literacy Day - January 27

Family Literacy Day takes place every year on January 27. ABC CANADA Literacy Foundation and Honda Canada created the day in 1999 to encourage families to read and learn together. Thousands of Canadians take part in Family Literacy Day events and activities at schools, libraries and literacy organizations.

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What is Family Literacy?

Literacy is more than books. There are many ways to strengthen your literacy skills - all it takes is practicing for 15 minutes every day. Reading, writing, playing a game, following a recipe or even singing a song all help prepare children for challenges ahead and sharpen skills for adults.
Download activity ideas to practice your literacy skills.

Celebrate Family Literacy Day:

Sing for Literacy

Participate in the Family Literacy Day 2010 theme and Sing for Literacy! You can even access free karaoke videos! Special thanks to our partners at The KARAOKE Channel.

Singing family.


Find a Family Literacy Day event in your area or register your event online.


Find your local Family Literacy Day event to check forvolunteer opportunities. What a fun way to support the literacy cause!


Help raise money for literacy by getting people to sponsor you to sing on Family Literacy Day.

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The Munsch at Home Contest

Thank you all the families that entered the Munsch at Home Contest for a chance to win a home visit from Robert Munsch. We received more than 500 great entries!Read the top 10 finalists' stories.

Honorary Chair: Robert Munsch

In 2003, Canada’s best-selling children's author Robert Munsch became the Honorary Chair of Family Literacy Day. With a passion for literacy, Munsch has been a great spokesperson for Family Literacy Day. Munsch is the author of more than 50 children's books, including The Paper Bag PrincessThomas's Snowsuit and Love You Forever.
Read more about Robert:



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