Literacy in the Environment

Elkford families celebrated literacy in Chipmunk Park.

Children and their families decorated Chipmunk Park in Elkford with colourful words

On September 22nd, families in Elkford enjoyed the sunshine while learning about Literacy in the Environment (LITE). The event, which was made possible by a partnership between the Elkford Public Library, Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy, the District of Elkford, and the Elkford Early Childhood Development Committee seen Chipmunk Park transformed as children decorated the area with colourful letters, words and images. “We wanted to introduce more literacy in our play spaces to help create positive conversations between children and their parents about literacy, and created a lively, inviting space for families,” said Jennifer Cherney, Elkford ECD Coordinator. “There are so many opportunities to see text and images in our environment and very little in parks and play spaces for children. We wanted to make a positive impact on the most basics of foundations in a child’s life, literacy,” she said. With many smiles, sunshine and lots fun the literacy event turned out to be a huge success.

Just Posted

Fernie’s Sam Goodison representing Alberta at Canada Winter Games

Fernie’s Sam Goodison will be representing Alberta at the upcoming Canada Winter… Continue reading

RDEK takes steps towards reducing carcass pit use

The first step towards addressing the issue of carcass pits in the… Continue reading

Ghostriders head coach Jeff Wagner commits to another two years

Fernie Ghostriders head coach Jeff Wagner has committed to another two years… Continue reading

Fernie affordable housing project starting to take shape

Fernie Family Housing Society reveals project design; aims to start construction in September

Stranded men rescued by snowmobilers near Sparwood

Sparwood Search and Rescue praise quick action with forecast calling for below -20C overnight

VIDEO: Canada’s flag turns 54 today

The maple leaf design by George Stanley made its first appearance Feb. 15, 1965

Local skier bound for Canada Winter Games

A total of 251 athletes from around B.C. will represent the province… Continue reading

Eight cases of measles confirmed in Vancouver outbreak

Coastal Health official say the cases stem from the French-language Ecole Jules Verne Secondary

Plecas won’t run in next election if B.C. legislature oversight reforms pass

B.C. Speaker and Abbotsford South MLA says he feels ‘great sympathy’ for Jody Wilson-Raybould

Workshop with ‘accent reduction’ training cancelled at UBC

The workshop was cancelled the same day as an email was sent out to international students

Former B.C. premier Gordon Campbell accused of sexual touching

Accuser went to police, interviewed by Britian’s Daily Telegraph

Avalanche control planned tomorrow on Highway 1

The highway will be closed in the morning east of Revelstoke

Judge rules Abbotsford home must be sold after son tries to evict mom

Mom to get back down payment and initial expenses

Trump officially declares national emergency to build border wall

President plans to siphon billions from federal military construction and counterdrug efforts

Most Read