The Home Literacy Activities document will provide families with some suggested ways they can incorporate learning into daily life. It is important that children have many opportunities to practice oral language skills (listening and speaking) as a basis for their foundational literacy. Allowing them to practice skills will help them develop their fluency as they read (so they read aloud smoothly and not robotic). Children benefit from hearing others read aloud fluently (e.g., with a fluent reader at home, in an audio book).
For multilingual learners, it is important to foster literacy skills in a child’s first language. Many of the ideas below can be applied to both English and your family’s first language, if other than English. The activities done in English at home will also help support literacy in French Immersion.