Take the opportunity during Family Literacy Day to slow down and savour print. Read independently, quietly, then share loudly and promote discussion. Revel in the beauty of sharing imaginative thought and stories. I encourage you to debate, agree, listen and honour opinions. It’s on days like this, where we stop to celebrate and embrace a story that we truly stop, listen and begin to ‘seek to understand’. A story, or event, can be the best segue into a discussion on topics that otherwise might seem too difficult to approach.
This year I will be reading stories at the Comox marina. The event is sponsored by the Comox Recreation Center. After school, between 3-4:30, come on out with your chairs and reusable cups. Grab a cup of hot chocolate supplied by the city, listen to a story, sing songs with Allison, our local librarian and get a chance to win a gift card or book. A fun way to begin an evening of snuggling up and reading with your family!