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‘A way to enrich families and kids to learn and read together’: READ Saskatoon’s Booktivities

READ Saskatoon's newly launched Booktivities. Brady Ratzlaff/ Global News

READ Saskatoon has launched a new product called Booktivities.

As part of literacy month, Booktivities is a way for families and kids to come together and have fun while learning and reading.

READ Saskatoon executive director Sheryl Harrow-Yurach says the launch is just in time for the holiday season and is a means to give back to local authors that support READ Saskatoon.

“We have been very fortunate over the years to have western Canada authors support our work,” said Harrow-Yurach. “This is a chance for us to give back to them at the same time create some fun learning packages for families and children.”

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Harrow-Yurach says there are two packages featuring books, colouring pages, stickers, craft activities and more. One is designed for the newborn to Grade 1 age group, while the other is gearing towards those in grades 2-4.

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“Booktivities is such a great way for children and families to learn from and celebrate western Canadian authors and participate in some fun learning activities,” Harrow-Yurach said.

Harrow-Yurach says booktivities enhance literacy throughout the province and add another means of revenue to support the agency’s cause, free programming to families and children.

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Booktivities are on sale until Dec. 10 or until supplies run out.

For more information visit READ Saskatoon’s website.

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