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22 Feb 2017

Family Literacy Month 2017

Thank you to all of our community collaborators who helped us celebrate Family Literacy Month 2017, and to Conexus Credit Union who made it all possible!

Our family literacy events were hosted by 6 different organizations in Saskatoon, and over 600 people braved the winter weather to celebrate with us. We also launched Romp ‘n’ READ and Criss-Cross Applesauce programs in 3 locations across the city and we’ve had the privilege of sharing our passion for Family Literacy with parents and preschoolers from all walks of life.

At a Saskatchewan Odyssey event we strive to:

  • Increase literacy activities that extend beyond print, for parents to support their children’s literacy development.

“Not often do we get to do a family activity together at once. Our favourite activity was the “Family Tree””.

– Parent

  • Increase opportunities for community partners to provide responsive literacy events.

“The Saskatchewan Odyssey has become a valued part of Confederation Park School’s Family Literacy initiatives.” –Community School Coordinator

“The entire process was seamless and very good for our students and families. Staff, ​students and families loved the evening. Keep up the great work!!!” – Principal at John Lake School

 

  • Enhance opportunities for parents and children to connect and interact with other families within community using high quality, literacy-focused activities.

“My son and I really liked the interactiveness, he was really into it. I was tired after a long day, but he kept me going. When he has fun, I have fun!” – Parent

Literacy Connects Us, whether it’s snuggling together reading a favourite bedtime story, preparing a family meal together or having a sing-along on a road trip, we can learn, play and grow together! 

                    

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