November 2020 Literacy Activities

Get your calendar of literacy activities to share with your child!

If you don't have your calendar yet, download one below or visit your local Palliser library branch for a printed copy. Read on for book recommendations and resources to go along with your calendar!

 

November 2020 Early Literacy Calendar

 

Download November Early Literacy Calendar

(for infants and pre-school children)

November 2020 Children's Literacy Calendar

 

Download November Children's Literacy Calendar

(for elementary-aged children)

 

 

November Early Literacy Calendar

(For infants and pre-schoolers)

Don't have your early literacy calendar yet? Download yours here or visit your local library for a printed copy.

 

November 1st: Read a book about Fall

 

November 11th: Look at pictures of poppies and talk about Remembrance Day

 

November 13th: Do a random act of kindness with your child for World Kindness Day

  • Ideas for your random act of kindness
    • Make a picture or card for a friend or neighbour
    • Write uplifting chalk messages on the sidewalk
    • Compliment a stranger
    • Donate food to the food bank
    • Give flowers to your teacher
    • Tell someone how much you love them
    • Give a thank you card for your librarian
    • Say hello to everyone you see
    • Make a get well card for someone
    • Make a note/drawing to put in a family member's lunch bag.
    • Make a homemade gift for someone
    • Offer to pick up groceries for an at-risk or elderly neighbour during COVID-19
    • Mail a postcard or letter to someone you love
    • See how many people you can smile at. Smiles are contagious!
    • Go for a walk and clean up trash 
    • Share your toys
    • Call a friend or neighbour and tell them a joke
    • Walk a neighbour's dog
    • Shovel for a neighbour
    • Donate your old books to the shelter or library
    • Use sidewalk chalk to say hello to a neighbour
    • Get some silly glasses and wear them until you make someone laugh
    • Walk or bike instead of driving
    • Organize a drive-by parade for a friend's birthday

 

November 19th: Listen to a read-along story together

 

November 25th: Read a story about a doctor

 

November 29th: Read a book about winter

 

 

November Children's Literacy Calendar

(For elementary-aged children)

Don't have your children's literacy calendar yet? Download it here or visit your local library for a printed copy.

 

November 1st: Read a book about fall

 

November 2nd: Learn why Mexico celebrates Dia de los Muertos

 

November 5th: Learn why leaves change color in the fall

 

November 9th: Listen to a new audiobook

 

November 10th: Read a book about your favorite sport

 

November 11th: Read a book about Remembrance Day

 

November 13th: Do a random act of kindness with your child for World Kindness Day

  • Ideas for your random act of kindness
    • Make a picture or card for a friend or neighbour
    • Write uplifting chalk messages on the sidewalk
    • Compliment a stranger
    • Donate food to the food bank
    • Give flowers to your teacher
    • Tell someone how much you love them
    • Give a thank you card for your librarian
    • Say hello to everyone you see
    • Make a get well card for someone
    • Make a note/drawing to put in a family member's lunch bag.
    • Make a homemade gift for someone
    • Offer to pick up groceries for an at-risk or elderly neighbour during COVID-19
    • Mail a postcard or letter to someone you love
    • See how many people you can smile at. Smiles are contagious!
    • Go for a walk and clean up trash 
    • Share your toys
    • Call a friend or neighbour and tell them a joke
    • Walk a neighbour's dog
    • Shovel for a neighbour
    • Donate your old books to the shelter or library
    • Use sidewalk chalk to say hello to a neighbour
    • Get some silly glasses and wear them until you make someone laugh
    • Walk or bike instead of driving
    • Organize a drive-by parade for a friend's birthday

 

November 23rd: Read a book about dogs

 

November 25th: Learn a new language with Duolingo

  • Duolingo is a fun, game-like language program enjoyed by both kids and adults! Choose from 36 different languages, and learn on the website, the app, or both!
  • If you have an iPhone or iPad, try Duolingo Kids!

 

November 26th: Watch a read-along on Tumblebook Library

  • Visit Tumblebook Library and click the Read-Alongs tab. They have an excellent selection of chapter books, books for early readers and advanced readers, and the classics!

 

November 29th: Read a book about winter