Series: Books in the Home Program
Authors: NWT Literacy Council
Collection: Learning Materials
Books in the Home is a program used widely in Canada. The program is based on the belief that parents are children's first and most important teachers. In this program, parents learn to read and share books with their children in positive and enjoyable ways. The program promotes reading and writing of both parents and children.
This program manual has been written to assist community groups who are interested in organizing and delivering a Books in the Home program in their community.
Kumak's House: A Tale of the Far North is the book used for this manual. It includes different learning activities parents and children can do together. Information of different types of whales, an animal matching game, how to make an origami whale and a couple of stories are just a few of the many activities in this manual.