There has been a great deal of research in recent years into how the brain develops. We know that healthy development in the early years provides the building blocks for kids to succeed in school and at work, and leads to better community health and wellness.
Diavik Diamond Mine donated $15,000 late last week to support literacy in the communities where its NWT workers are based.
We’ll use the money to travel to Łutselk’e, the Tłı̨chǫ communities, Ndilo, and Dettah to give away books and host family literacy activities throughout the next year.
Thanks Diavik for recognizing the importance of early literacy. It’s critical to child development. Family literacy activities help bond family members and set the stage for lifelong learning.
The lasting impacts of residential schools were brought home this past weekend. Maggie Mercredi facilitated a half-day workshop about the residential school legacy for our board and staff members.
By now, you may have heard about physical literacy. Physical literacy is the motivation, confidence, physical skills (competence), and knowledge to be physically active for life. But you may wonder, as did one of our Facebook friends, what does this have to do with literacy?