Wetaskiwin to celebrate Family Literacy Day with animal activities

Wetaskiwin to celebrate Family Literacy Day with animal activities

Wetaskiwin Community Learning Program hosts 2018 Family Literacy Day

Insects and reptiles and amphibians, oh my.

The Wetaskiwin Community Learning Program is bringing the outdoors inside for those who are planning on attending the organization’s Family Literacy Day event on Jan. 27.

Family program co-ordinator Niki Tune says for Family Literacy Day the Wetaskiwin Community Learning Program is offering children a chance to get up close with nature. “We’re going to have a special guest from Edmonton.”

Butterfly Wings n’ Wishes will be attending the event with a plethora of insects, reptiles and amphibians for the children to interact with and learn from.

Family Literacy Day will also include many other interactive activities, including an insect themed playdough activity and read-along dress up book activities.

“The theme for this year is learn and play every day,” said Tune.

She explains children learn and explore their world interactively through methods such as singing and dancing, not just reading; leading to a more active Family Literacy Day event.

The event will take place at the Wetaskiwin Parent Link Centre, free of charge, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Family Literacy Day is a national Canadian initiative that focuses on raising awareness of the importance of reading and engaging children in other literacy based activities.

Butterfly Wings n’ Wishes is an environmental education organization focusing on conservation, with programs geared to groups of all ages.

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