Family Literacy Week

A man, dog, and two children are sitting on the floor playing the board game Monopoly.
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 2023, Family Literacy Week will be celebrated January 22nd to 29th!

This year’s theme is “Make it count! Play * Sort * Measure.” Numeracy is everywhere. Children start using math the moment they start exploring the world. Sorting, counting and measuring are ways of playing with math. Talking about math with children helps build a positive attitude towards math. Math talk helps your child connect math with daily activities.

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.

Family Literacy Week backgrounder

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!

Make it Count! Family Literacy Week 2023 Resources

Check out our collection of past Family Literacy Week resources.

Family Literacy Week 2023 contest poster

Enter our #FLW2023 Photo Contest!

There is a class prize and a prize for individuals.

Here’s what to do:

  • Take a photo using a “Make it Count” theme
  • Submit your photo to or
    post on social media
  • Use hashtags: #MakeItCount #FLW2023

Contest rules

Contest Deadline:
January 29, 2023

Have your community’s Family Literacy Week events featured on our Community Events page!

To submit your event, please complete the form and once approved, it will be featured on the page.

FLW23 social media images

Promote Family Literacy Week in your community with a media release and social media resources.

For more information on Family Literacy Week contact Maureen Kehler at