Training

Literacy Links Workshops

The Centre has developed a number of tailored workshops designed to increase participant’s ability to develop and support learning and literacy skills for adults, children and families. They are offered as professional development workshops that can be customized or chosen from popular topics.

What We Offer

Exploring Family Literacy

Parents and primary caregivers hold the key to early literacy skills for their children. This workshop takes a closer look at what family literacy is and shares ideas on how parents can enhance and build on their child’s emergent literacy and language skills.

Science and Literacy

Parents and primary caregivers hold the key to early literacy skills for their children. This workshop takes a closer look at what family literacy is and shares ideas on how parents can enhance and build on their child’s emergent literacy and language skills.

Skills for Learning

Do you know what the 9 essential skills are and why they have been deemed as skills everyone needs to have to be successful? We use them at work and at home and you may be surprised to learn how often you use them. These are skills that can help your child navigate in their world. The workshop will look at new ways to help you enhance these skills for your child in fun and creative ways.

Secret Learning Through Games

Children want to play games. They look forward to playing with their family and to the challenge of learning new things. This workshop will uncover some of the hidden learning that games teach. It will also let families play many games made with simple materials, and even give them the chance to create a game.

Come Play with Me

Play is a child’s job. Everyday children set out to discover how the world works through play. This workshop uses simple household items mixed with a little imagination and a lot of laughter to create tools for learning that anyone can make.

Numbers are Everywhere

Do you need help sorting the socks, measuring for a recipe or finding Family Day on the calendar? Your toddler can help as they learn and understand numbers. This workshop is full of fun and easy ideas and activities to help your little one discover a love of numbers.

Building Blocks to Literacy

Can parents and caregivers help their children get ready for literacy? This workshop will look at the stages children go through before they become readers and writers. Parents and caregivers will be able to identify the stage their child is in and participate in fun hands-on activities with their child.

Technology and the Early Years

Are children and technology a good combination? This workshop looks at what research says about young children and using technology. We also look at how much time children spend with technology every day and explore what technology is out there for young children and how it is being used.

Bringing Stories to Life

Do you read a book or share a story and what is the difference? This workshop explores the strategies parents and caregivers can use to lift the written words off the pages of a book and truly bring the book to life! Participants will be provided with a variety of resources, tools and strategies to take story time to the next level.

Learn Together- How to Build Your Own Family Book Club

Learning happens best when in the context of a family! This workshop will provide participants with everything they need to start their own Family Book Club. Family Book Club is an engaging program that allows family members to develop and strengthen their literacy, numeracy and language skills through interactive and innovative story sharing. The program will provide families with all the tools, activities and materials they need to extend this learning into their everyday lives.

Learning Together- How to Build Your Own 3,2,1, Fun! Numeracy Program

Learning happens best when in the context of family! This workshop will provide participants with everything they need to build and start their own 3,2,1, Fun! Numeracy Program. Participants will explore the basic concepts of numeracy and how to build them into the curriculum of an 8-10 week program. Participants will be provided with simple and engaging ideas and activities to help families discover a love of numbers; you can COUNT on that!

Need more Information?

For more information about workshops and fees, please contact our Program and Training Manager at training@famlit.ca