literacy at play

Outreach

The Literacy Society of the North Okanagan participates on community committees that help inform the direction we take. This includes the North Okanagan Early Years Council and the Adult Literacy Service Providers Network.

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Adult Literacy Service Providers

Literacy at Play

Speaking, reading, singing, listening, writing, drawing, movement, and play all contribute to early language and literacy development in young children. Literacy at Play is the premise that placing foundational literacy experiences in play and other outdoor spaces that children frequent will also support the development of early literacy skills.

Playful words, rhymes and images spark a child’s curiosity. Prompts encourage conversation, games and sharing with a parent or older children. The key is to choose words that relate to their context in meaningful and engaging ways.

teaching children while playing

Learn how you can implement literacy at play in your own outdoors spaces by checking out the resource kit.

implement literacy at play

The ideas are endless.

Let us know what you have done in your play space!

The Literacy at Play initiative is hosted by Literacy Society of the North Okanagan with funding from the North Okanagan Early Years Council

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Literacy at Play Resource Kit

Financial Literacy

 

The Literacy Society of the North Okanagan, along with our community partners, has recognized Financial Literacy as an area for development locally. We are preparing workshops and hope to pilot some new initiatives this year. 

 

Look for information about upcoming events or workshops on our events page!

Consider making the Literacy Society of the North Okanagan your "charity of choice".

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Every $35 provides a student with a full hour of one-on-one tutoring.

All donors receive a charitable tax receipt and our thanks!

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Support the One to One Program

Your donation helps us purchase engaging, new books the children will read to their volunteer tutors. All donors receive a charitable tax receipt and our thanks!

We would like to thank RBC for their ongoing support of the One to One Children's Literacy Program.