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Let’s Celebrate Family Literacy Day 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. Since 1999, thousands of schools, libraries, literacy organizations and other community groups have taken part in the initiative. ABC Life Literacy Canada creates free learning and resources to get everyone involved! 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.

A new way to find and share CNC activity ideas…

Do you have a child who’s really interested in building with blocks? Or maybe you have a group of children who really love to dump and pour? Do you ever feel like you’ve run out of activity ideas to extend their play and learning? We gathered a team of experienced CNC staff to put their heads together and develop a collection of inspiring play extension activity ideas for CNC. Now, these programming ideas can be found at LET'S PLAY: CNC Activity Ideas

Making Caring Common

Making Caring Common has a variety of resources for families, parents, and caregivers. They offer activities, tips, resource lists, and discussion guides to help you and your team foster kindness and caring with the children in your program.

Newcomer Tips for a Fire-Safe Winter

Mississauga Fire is proud to serve a vibrant and growing community that is home to many new Canadians. To ensure that family homes are safe this winter, they've put together a helpful list of winter fire safety tips and translated them into multiple languages. It's full of great information and resource links that you can share with the families you work with as they establish roots in your community!

Dealing With Uncertainty in the Face of Omicron

We don’t know how bad Omicron will turn out to be. But the appearance of the new COVID variant has already introduced more uncertainty at a time when our patience has been worn thin by nearly two years of pandemic disruptions. Child Mind Institute has some tips for how to stay positive and manage stress.

Children’s Book: Building a Home – Available Online in 7 Languages!

The New Canadians Centre in Peterborough has published this new children’s picture book that shares the experiences of immigrant children when they arrive in Canada. Building a Home is available online in 7 languages. Written and illustrated by Peterborough artist Casandra Lee (herself a recent immigrant), Building A Home was inspired by the stories of six local newcomer children.

Global Family Day 2022

Apart from welcoming New Year, people across the world celebrate Global Family Day every year on January 1. This day is also known as World Peace Day and it is commemorated with the goal of starting the year with a good message of harmony among the global community. This day reminds us all to spend quality time with family, and encourages people from different ethnicities, religions, colours as well as nationals to come together to promote world peace and find a way to thrive together.

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