Family Literacy Kits

Did you know the Decoda Literacy Library offers family literacy kits to borrow for free? These fabulous kits offer a wide range of materials such as games, toys and — of course — books! The family literacy kits are designed to support family literacy programs for a wide range of topics and skills development. However, any adult in British Columbia can borrow a kit! The kits have also been used by adult literacy tutors for learners with unique challenges such as mobility or visual difficulties.

The collection of family literacy kits is always growing and evolving. Currently, the library offers 14 kits. The kits’ topics are diverse to serve a variety of needs.

IPALS

The library offers Immigrant Parents as Literacy Supporters (IPALS) family literacy programs four kits in four different languages: Mandarin, Farsi, Punjabi and Arabic. The kits offer dual language picture books as well as supplementary games and puzzles.

Social Emotional Learning

There are currently two kits covering social emotional learning: Calm and Feelings. The calm kit (introduced in 2021) supports learning about mindfulness and calmness. The feelings kit helps children learn more about their emotions.

Fine Motor Skills

Although many of the kits have helpful materials for fine motor development, the Hands kit and the brand new Transportation kit help encourage these skills in young children.

Other kits teach about healthy eating, the alphabet, music and more.

Borrow a Kit

Check out the full list of available kits to borrow. Sign up to be a library borrower or contact the library by emailing library@decoda.ca to borrow your kit.

Enter to win!

Borrow material from the Decoda Literacy Library in May and you’ll be automatically entered to win a $25 gift card for Chapters Indigo!

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