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Encourage Literacy and Language

Helping promote and encourage literacy, creativity and self-expression in your child is easier than you think with our Reading and Parents Programs (RAPP) packs.

Our RAPP packs are full of stories and interactive activities geared towards children aged 6 months to 6 years old (however not limited to this age range). Inside you will find tips, games, activities, poems, songs and crafts.

They are available in French and English. To borrow or request a RAPP pack, click here !

There are three types of packs:

  • The ASL (American Sign Language) pack contains literacy materials that support the language and literacy development of children who are deaf. The pack includes a book and an ASL DVD that has an interpreter signing the book, as well as activity sheets (which we encourage parents to photocopy prior to use).

  • The Voices pack contains literacy materials that support the language and literacy development of children. The pack includes a book and CD, as well as activity sheets (which we encourage parents to photocopy prior to use).

  • The French packs (known as Trousse PLF) support the development of French language and French literacy of children. The pack includes books and activity sheets (which we encourage parents to photocopy prior to use).

 

The RAPP packs are a creation of the Ottawa Public Library Alternative Services. in partnership with Alternative Learning Styles and Outlooks (ALSO), a community group that focuses on Adult and Family Literacy, to offer new literacy material for children.