Storytimes and early literacy

Storytimes and other literacy based programs promote the development of early literacy skills. Research shows that parents and caregivers play the most critical role in their child’s early literacy and language development as their first teachers.

Developing early literacy skills will make it easier for children to read once they are ready to do so.

Storytime schedule

Sing, read and laugh at weekly online and in person storytimes. Watch both live and recorded videos on Facebook.

Online Family Storytime
Thursdays at 2:00 pm

Online Multilingual Storytime (English and another language)
Wednesdays at 2:00 pm

Visit Active Mississauga for a list of drop-in storytimes that are available on first come, first served basis and may be limited at some locations.

Early literacy videos

Research shows that parents and caregivers play the most critical role in their child’s early literacy and language development. We have created a number of videos that offer support to parents and caregivers.

Every Child Ready to Read

Watch fun, educational, and informative video content, including early literacy skills videos that can help children get ready to read: playing, writing, countingreadingsinging and talking.

Family Literacy Day

Watch engaging, educational and fun Family Literacy Day videos to help children develop literacy skills through playing, writing, counting, reading, singing and talking.

Early literacy calendar

You are your child’s first teacher and can help them develop language and other early literacy skills with simple and fun daily activities.

The early literacy calendar introduces daily literacy-building activities to share with your child from January through to December.

2022 Early Literacy Calendar

Dial-A-Story

Family stories are available over the telephone. Call 905-615-3500 and choose option 1 to be connected to Dial-A-Story. Listen to stories in English, French, Hindi, Mandarin, Polish and Urdu.