The definition for literacy used to include just reading and writing.
Literacy is now understood to include many other things such as listening, speaking, technological knowledge, number sense, interpersonal skills, lifelong learning, and most recently physical literacy.
Our library has resources and programming that supports building all of these various literacies, and we partner with other local and provincial organizations to bring more of these learning opportunities to local residents.
Did you know
42% of adult Canadians struggle with basic reading literacy skills?
Similarly, 59.8% of recent immigrants struggle with reading.
The Rimbey Library is the premiere space where adults can increase their literacy skills through access to resources and programming without having to pay tuition. It is a place where residents can explore the things that interest them and discover new interests.
Literacy and children
Five Core Areas of Child Development
Physical Health and Well-Being
Fine and gross motor skills
Independence in looking after own needs
Physically prepared for school
Able to sustain energy levels throughout the school day
Plays and gets along with other children
Able to follow rules and instructions
Able to follow routines
Accepts responsibility for actions
Shows respect for others
Able to deal with feelings at and age-appropriate level
Able to separate from parent/guardian
Not too fearful, not too impulsive
Able to focus
Language and Thinking skills
These relate to early academic skills, including:
An interest in reading, writing and language-related activities
Age-appropriate reading, writing and counting skills
Recognition of shapes, sizes and colours
Can easily remember things
Communication Skills and General Knowledge
Ability to communicate needs and wants in a socially appropriate ways
Ability to tell stories
Can say words clearly
Age-appropriate knowledge about life and the world
Ability to take part in imaginative play