What do our literacy and essential skill programs look like?
At FESA, we offer free programs across Calgary (and across Canada) that help with literacy, reading and writing, in combination with other practical skills. Skills like parenting and reading with our children, managing money and financial literacy, and workplace essential skills. Programs are usually held in-person at community resource centres, social services, immigrant services to name a few and online. Programs run once a week and are usually 10 weeks long, and each progr
5 Musical Children’s Books
In our continual effort to bring you interesting children's books and pursue strange new directions, we are serving up five new book highlights, this time with a musical bent. Covering the genres of Canadiana, rap, rock, and a general love of music, today's list is one that can get your toes tapping, busting hot rhymes, and rocking out while you read to your kids! As always, all our suggestions can be borrowed from the Calgary Public Library for free, and we included read alo
4 Ways to Help Connect with Your Family
Connecting with your family and learning how to properly communicate takes care, patience, practice, and connection. Between jobs, school, screen time, and social responsibilities, it can be hard to prioritize our loved ones while balancing life. There are many ways you can connect with your family, and what you do will depend on you and your family’s interests. These activities could be wildly different, but they share the same aspects of being present, spending time toget
Encourage Your Child’s Reading with Tabletop RPGs
Reading is all around us. Through recipes, news articles, texts, and more. Reading is an extremely important part of modern life. We here at the Further Education Society of Alberta try to highlight the importance of reading and provide the necessary skills and tools to help build your and your children’s reading abilities, but we also like to highlight ways that you can engage with reading that may not be as obvious. Engagement is a big part of why people avoid traditional r