Family Literacy Day ~ January 27
“Family Literacy Day® is a national awareness initiative created by ABC Life Literacy Canada in 1999 and held annually on January 27 to raise awareness of 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.” ~ ABC Life Literacy
How can authors participate?
In addition to that listed for Events ~ Children’s Books …
- inquire at local libraries/schools/nursery and/or pre-schools in advance to see if they’d be interested in having you come in for a book reading & activity (think colouring pages, word searches, simple craft)
- take copies/bookmarks along in case parents would like to buy/order a copy (obtain permission from event organizer first)
- take photos to add to your social media (always! ensure proper permissions are obtained and you keep those on file indefinitely)
- stay focused on intent of the event – not sales!! (those will come organically through your enthusiasm and interest in encouraging children to read).