Read All About Lit

Find resources and research relevant to the literacy community in our Read All About Lit blog.

Make Reading Together Fun

Reading together is a wonderful family tradition, but only if children are enjoying it. A mix of the cozy and familiar with the unexpected and surprising can keep it fun …

2019 BC Child Poverty Report Card

Last week, the 2019 BC Child Poverty Report Card: Summary Report was released. It provides a snapshot of  child and family poverty in the province. Despite a federal, all-party resolution …

What to Read to Babies

When parents are reading to them, babies are learning, even when they don’t understand all the words. Some research indicates that both quality and quantity of the reading matter. So …

Welcome to our Homelands

Designed for newcomers, Welcome to our Homelands is a brief video introduction to Indigenous peoples in Canada and a glimpse of Indigenous history. Produced by ISS of BC, this video …

Read, Reread, Repeat

Children often have favourite stories they can listen to again and again (and again!). And while adults might grow tired of the repetition, there are good reasons for reading stories …

Digital Skills Decoded

In this economy, every job is a digital job. The vast majority of jobs need people to have the skills and competencies to leverage technology to its best advantage. But …

Finding Time to Read Together

Reading aloud is a valued family activity. But families have busy schedules. How do you find time to read together? Find tips in: 6 Ways to Fit in Read-Aloud Time …

Bedtime Stories

Reading bedtime stories is a cozy way to end to a child’s day. In addition to all the other benefits of reading aloud, reading stories at bedtime helps establish a …

Using Graphic Novels

Are graphic novels useful for teaching? This video explains why graphic novels work.  Raising a Reader! How Comics & Graphic Novels Can Help Your Kids Love to Read! is …

Reading Aloud – not just for little ones

The latest Kids & Family Reading Report: The Rise of Read-Aloud (2019) confirms that the family read-aloud experience is valued as a special time for parents and children. While this …