Family literacy acknowledges that parents, grandparents and other family members have a hand in improving the reading and writing skills of the whole family.
Impact of Literacy
- By reading to children and engaging in fun literacy activities regularly, adults actively keep their own skills sharp and also help children improve their skills.
- Undertaking Literacy activities together strengthen the relationship between family members which, in turn, encourages lifelong learning.
To encourage Family Literacy HMF has a Borrowing Library with age appropriate books, puzzles, and hands on activities. Come borrow a book and read with family. Take home an activity bag to make something creative.
Family Literacy Day takes place every January 27th to raise awareness about the importance of reading and engaging in literacy activities as a family.