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Family Literacy Day is January 27—and every day

(NC) The theme of Family Literacy Day this year is 15 Minutes of Fun. It encourages parents to make time every day for reading and other learning activities with their children. Spending at least 15 minutes a day can make a huge difference to a child's literacy skills and development, and it can help parents improve their skills as well.

Family Literacy Day was launched by ABC Life Literacy Canada in 1999. Each year, to mark the occasion, thousands of activities and events are held across the country in learning centres, schools, homes and literacy organizations.

A wide range of resources for parents and families, including the HSBC Learning Activity Centre, storytelling tips, games, events, articles and many other literacy resources are available at

If every family is committed to their daily 15 minutes of learning together, Family Literacy Day will not only make an impact on January 27, it will make a difference every day of the year.

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