Primary Learning Resources: Literacy & Numeracy

Literacy and numeracy skills are the foundations of lifelong learning and full participation in society. These skills empower students to make meaningful connections, think critically and creatively, and reach their full potential. Throughout the grades, literacy and numeracy are applied across all areas of learning.

Literacy is the ability to understand, critically analyze, and create a variety of forms of communication, including oral, written, visual, digital, and multimedia, to accomplish one’s goals. Literacy helps students apply reading, writing, speaking and listening skills across a variety of subject areas.”

“Math skills, or numeracy is the ability to understand and apply mathematical concepts, processes, and skills to solve problems and make decisions in a variety of situations, including real-life scenarios.”
Ministry of Education

Resources

Follow the links below for activities you can do with your child at home to build phonological skills:

Starfall.com
Includes language arts and mathematics games for preschool to grade 3. The program emphasizes exploration, play, and positive reinforcement—encouraging children to become confident and intrinsically motivated. 

Abcya.com
Free educational computer games and mobile apps for elementary children, offering hundreds of fun, engaging learning activities.

Highlightskids.com
With games, apps, books, and more, this resource aims to help children become their best selves by publishing content and creating experiences that engage, delight, and foster joyful learning.  Bonus: they have an extensive parent section with everything from healthy recipes, to articles, to craft ideas. 

Kids.nationalgeographic.com
Nat Geo Kids inspires young adventurers to explore the world through magazines, books, apps, games, toys, videos, events, and a website, with a world-class scientific organization at its core. 

French Resources

Duolingo
With its friendly approach, Duolingo is one of the highest-rated language apps for children. Engaging mini-games test reading, writing, and speaking skills. Bonus: all games are available for free.

Digitaldialects.com
A variety of free French language games that help children build their vocabulary.

Lasouris-web.org
Interactive activities for children in early French immersion, focusing on vocabulary, verb conjugation, reading and grammar.