Blue Quills Literacy Centre Launching “Read Learn Laugh”
March 18, 2021

Press Release from Blue Quills Literacy Centre:

Treaty 6 Territory - Blue Quills Literacy Centre, University nuxełhot’įnethaaɁehots’į nistameyimâkanak Blue Quills (UnBQ) in partnership with St. Paul Community Adult Learning Program-Portage College is launching a family literacy program resource guide to support Indigenous family literacy. We are delighted to work together in recognition that Indigenous families need support to develop, model and maintain literacy skills.

The Read Learn Laugh Program resource guide focuses on developing and promoting literacy skills for adults and their young children. This program resource guide recommends utilizing storybooks, which contain both the nêhiyawêwin and English languages. The goal of the resource guide is to support a renewed effort by First Nations to reclaim Indigenous languages, while valuing English language skills.

In the Read Learn Laugh Program Resources Guide, you will find a different book recommendation per week, to be delivered over six-weeks. The program resource guide provides organized daily and weekly schedules along with suggested snacks, 3-support activity centers, and a list of required materials with song lyrics to start and end your literacy time.

"Read Learn Laugh is an excellent program to support literacy skills. Students in the Portage College Early Learning and Child Care (ELCC) Diploma Program will be making this innovative program available for learners as part of the Language Growth ELCC 222 course in the Spring of 2021.” Said Patricia Flatla, Program Coordinator at Portage College.

We invite you to download the program resource guide at the UnBQ website.

Read Learn Laugh Program Poster

For more Information Contact: Valerie Cardinal

We acknowledge that Portage College’s service region is on the traditional lands of First Nation Peoples, the owners of Treaty 6, 8 and 10, which are also homelands to the Métis people. We honour the history and culture of all people who first lived and gathered in these lands.
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