Family Literacy Week

A mother holds a baby while a toddler reads a book
Celebrate Family Literacy Week in January with events, activities and contests for the whole family.

Each January, families, schools, libraries and communities across BC celebrate Family Literacy Week.

In 2022, Family Literacy Week was celebrated January 23rd to 30th! Thank you for another successful year!

This year’s theme was “Let’s Connect! Care * Play * Listen.” Families are children’s first and most important teachers. When families connect, they build strong relationships, create trust, and support children’s social, emotional and physical health.

“Children learn when they connect with others, with places and with ideas – tell family stories, play outside or cook together. Playing board games, singing songs, reading stories and dancing with children strengthen connections and create great memories.” – Margaret Sutherland

Decoda provides themed resources every year to help you plan your events and activities.

We also hold an annual Family Literacy Week photo contest open to all BC residents for a chance to win prizes.

Get connected during Family Literacy Week in your community!

Check out our FREE Family Literacy Week resources.

Find activity sheets, fact sheets, and great ideas to help your family or community celebrate Family Literacy Week!

Let’s Connect! Family Literacy Week 2022 Resources

Check out our collection of past Family Literacy Week resources.

Congratulations to our photo contest winners!

Family literacy week photo contest winner
Coral from Prince Rupert is the winner of the photo contest individual draw.
Family literacy week class prize winner
StrongStart at Strawberry Hill Elementary School is the winner of the photo contest class draw.

Check out the Family Literacy Week 2022 events featured on our Community Events page!

For more information on Family Literacy Week contact Maureen Kehler at