Family Literacy Programs

Join us for the Magic Carpet Ride!

Magic Carpet Ride

2024 sessions will start the week of January 15th. Join us at either of our 3 locations. Each week will have a 2 hour session, 10:00am-Noon.

Brownfield School with Miss Trina


Coronation School with Miss Trina


Halkirk Seniors Centre with Miss Doreen

About our program:
    • Magic Carpet Ride is a weekly program for children from 6 months to school age and their parents/guardians.
    • We promote literacy through rhymes, stories, crafts, and play.
    • There is a $10.00 charge per family for the Winter/Spring session (Jan.-May) Registration and payment options now on the website.
    • Each community has a MCR Facebook group. Join the group for updates and to see how much fun Magic Carpet Ride is!
Tips for language learning:
  • Read together.
  • Talk about what you see.
  • Sing songs about every-day things.
  • Encourage drawing or writing in any language.

One-on-one family literacy support

Building Blocks

  • Weekly, one on one Family Literacy support.
  • Supports parents to be confident as their child’s first teacher.
  • Builds on what parents already know about helping their child.
  • Encourages parents to take an active role in their child’s literacy development.
  • Provides a variety of tools and strategies to help parents teach their child.
You should contact us about Building Blocks to:
  • Make sure your preschooler has all the tools he or she will need to succeed.
  • Make sure your child does not face the same challenges you faced.
  • Support your child’s language development now.
  • Get fun ideas that encourage learning and literacy.

Ask about the Book Start Program

Book Start

  • A special gift to you and your new baby.
  • Given to you by your Health Unit Nurse.
  • Books are meant to be enjoyed.
  • Try a new one every day. Use your voice to talk, sing, read, recite rhymes, ask questions.
  • Use your body, too. Touch, cuddle, tickle, move, caress.
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