Play as you go – while learning

Between Jan. 27 and Feb. 4, Canadians from coast-to-coast will Play for Literacy in support of Family Literacy Day, an annual initiative developed by ABC Life Literacy Canada to encourage parents and children to spend at least 15 minutes enjoying a learning activity every day.

Between Jan. 27 and Feb. 4, Canadians from coast-to-coast will Play for Literacy in support of Family Literacy Day, an annual initiative developed by ABC Life Literacy Canada to encourage parents and children to spend at least 15 minutes enjoying a learning activity every day.

Play for Literacy includes all types of play that encourages literacy and numeracy development, and comprehension skills, such as board games, card games and word games.

Card games help improve numeracy skills while board games and word association games, sharpen spelling, reading and comprehension.

There are numerous ways in which families can come together to play and learn. Implementing a weekly game night, for example, provides moments of laughter, learning and friendly competition.

To take part in Family Literacy Day and to Play for Literacy, join us as the following locations for a night of fun and games:

Jan. 27 at the Cache Creek Community Hall from 6:30-8 pm. The CCES PAC will sell refreshments.

Jan. 27 at the Spences Bridge Seniors Center from 6:30-8 pm.

Feb. 2 at the Ashcroft Elementary School from 6:30-8 pm. The AES PAC will sell refreshments.

Ann Belcham