All the resources available through our FREE lending library will help adults connect with children, encourage play, and explore their world (real and make believe)! We offer unique, hands on activities, to encourage early years literacy, family fun, and in the process get children excited about reading.

We also offer training opportunities for those who would like to help us spread the importance of family literacy, organizations work with families and for those interested in volunteering in our programs.

Family Literacy Resources

Storysacks

Puppet

A Storysack is a fun resource that encourages parents and children to read together in an interactive way. Storysacks contain a great children’s book, props or puppets/stuffed animals for acting out the story, a non-fiction book and an idea card with activities to do together. Parents and children interact using all of the props in the bag to act out the story as they read together.

All resources are to be used under the supervision of adults. Prince Albert Literacy Network is not responsible for any injury during use of the Storysacks.

Family Financial Literacy Kit:

Financial Literacy Kit

Are you looking for a fun way to introduce money management to your kids? Well, this kit is for you! The Family Financial Literacy kit includes games, activities, and books for the whole family. And, it is free to borrow. Call us at 306-922-6736, or send us a message, to book this kit for your family.

Programs offered:

  1. Read, Move, Share! and Come Read with Me programs – these group programs gather families typically once a month for 4 weeks to learn, play and grow together in family literacy. Due to the Covid 19 pandemic all in person programming has been suspended.
  2. Family Literacy Take Home Program-

This is a self-guided, four week program for families with children ages 3 to 5 years old. Each week of the program includes a new book and family literacy activities to complement the book. A facilitator will be available to help you every step of the way. Books, activity ideas and materials will be provided! Please contact us at 306-922-6736 or via Facebook Messenger to find out how to sign up for this program.

Resources for Parents

Resources For Teachers

Storysacks

A Storysack is a fun resource that encourages parents and children to read together in an interactive way. Storysacks contain a great children’s book, props or puppets/stuffed animals for acting out the story, a non-fiction book and an idea card with activities to do together. Parents and children interact using all of the props in the bag to act out the story as they read together.

All resources are to be used under the supervision of adults. Prince Albert Literacy Network is not responsible for any injury during use of the Storysacks.

Family Learning Olympics

Family Learning Olympics

The Family Learning Olympics Kit is available to any individual, group or organization. This kit includes the materials to set up twelve themed stations including bowling, puzzles, skipping, word twister, etc. Borrowers may be required to provide the consumables (paper, paint, food, etc.).

Read, Rock, and Roll!

Read Rock and Roll

The Read, Rock, and Roll! kit is designed to promote family teamwork and literacy building as families play, learn, and laugh together. You will find a wall-sized word search, fishing pond, paper plane runway, story stones, a tumbling tower, and much more. The activities are suitable for all ages and all stages of literacy.

Family Literacy Suitcase

Suitcase

Explore the world of families. This kit contains a large selection of book and activities that represent the diverse and sometimes complex world of families. Age appropriate books celebrate the diversity in family structure and roles that different roles family members take on.

Training Offered through PALN:

  1. Introduction to Family Literacy – (waiting direction from SLN for wording)
  2. Read, Move, Share! – A created by Prince Albert Literacy Program focusing on pairing book literacy with physical literacy. This workshop expands on the content covered in the Introduction to Family Literacy. It goes more in-depth into considerations to consider before hosting family programs, basic programming planning and resources to get you started. This  workshop is designed for community leaders, teachers, volunteers and program coordinators.  

Other Resource Materials

Resource books are available on self esteem, increasing reading skills, parenting skills, making crafts and games, cooking, talking and listening to children, telling stories, writing stories, creative play, etc.

Do you have a project you are wanting to start? Contact us to help brainstorm and provide resources!


Family Literacy Coordinator
Kara Thorpe
Phone: 306-922-6736
Email: [email protected]