Read All About Lit

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

List Poems

Writing a poem doesn’t have to be difficult. List poems are an accessible form of poetry. List poems at their most basic are a list of words on a theme. …

Self-Regulation

Self-regulation comes up often in conversations about parenting and education. But, what exactly does it mean? In the following video, Stuart Shanker explains his approach to self-regulation.  What are …

How Reading Improves Your Mind and Body

Here are 14 ways that reading improves your mind and body. Can you think of other benefits? For a quick look at what’s happening in your brain when you read, …

Preschool Coding – Hands-On and Screen-Free

Preschoolers can learn early coding skills through hands-on, screen-free activities that are fun.  The T in STEM: Creating Play-Based Experiences That Support Children’s Learning of Coding and Higher Order Thinking …

Financial Literacy for Children

It’s the fourth week of Financial Literacy Month and the theme is Start good habits early. Financial literacy is an essential life skill and children can start learning about money …

Let’s Play! Activities for Families

Let’s Play! Activities for Families is a new package of resources developed by the BC Ministry of Education for parents and caregivers who want to support their child’s early learning …

Digital Literacy 101

Looking for support in teaching students digital literacy skills such as authenticating information, managing privacy, addressing cyberbullying, and being safe online? MediaSmarts has created Digital Literacy 101, a suite of …

The Teenage Brain

In honour of International Youth Day this coming Sunday, today’s blogpost presents 3 pieces of information on the teenage brain. First, watch Dan Siegel and the Adolescent Brain, describing myths …