Raising Children Through Songs, Stories, and Books
September 8, 2020 - June 30, 2021
This program uses creative approaches to help newcomers with little or no English to begin learning English in a supportive environment. Parents, caregivers and their children (0-6 years of age) will learn English vocabulary and phrases through songs and stories. There are also other activities such as storytelling, crafts, snacks and games. The program is primarily delivered in the participants’ mother tongue (Mandarin or Cantonese). This has effectively eased the tension of learning, helped participants learn English in a less stressful and comfortable environment, as well as provide them with opportunities to apply what they have learned to strengthen their language development. Participants can also learn about community resources and Canadian culture including child-rearing practices.