Authors: Sarah Elaine Eaton
This document uses Essential Skills as the basis for activities to celebrate Family Literacy Day, observed in Canada annually on January 27.
For each of the nine Essential Skills, the author has provided three activities that adults and children can do together. For example, to promote document use, the author suggests using transportation schedules to plan an outing. To encourage continuous learning, the author suggests having one family member teach the others a new skill, like how to iron a shirt or post a photo to Facebook.