This website has oodles of information and many links for family literacy ideas, resources and activities:  http://ssrsbstaff.ednet.ns.ca/litandtech/family_literacy_activities.htm

Reading Is Fundamental http://www.rif.org/parents/readingaloud/default.mspx Lots of information and links to book lists for parents and teachers.

Just One More Book http://www.justonemorebook.com/ a series of podcasts that feature children's books and authors (and Canadian, too!)

Although this is listed as a “Father’s Day” site, don’t let that stop you from checking out the picture books listed. The books can be used anytime and feature dad in the story: http://www.apples4theteacher.com/holidays/fathers-day/kids-books/index.html

Reading with Dad is a list of quality children's picture books featuring fathers. The list was last revised in 2007 by the Minnesota Humanities Center http://www.minnesotahumanities.org/programs/fatherlist.pdf

Do you have 5 minutes? Here is a book list for busy dads: http://www.literacytrust.org.uk/vitallink/FiveMinsBooklistOct06.pdf


Here are some great sites aimed just for dads:

Check out "Dad's Workshop" on This House has Many Books for a photo story of the importance of reading to the very young. Share this moment between 8 month old Casey and his grandfather.

Dads and Daughters: http://www.dadsanddaughters.org/home/index.html

Dads Can: Building Involved Fathers:  http://www.dadscan.ca/

Father Involvement Initiative: http://www.cfii.ca/fiion/

FatherWork: http://fatherwork.byu.edu/index.htm

A site with lots of tips especially for dads:  http://www.greatdad.com

Media Wise guides for parents on a variety of topics  http://www.mediafamily.org/network_guides_1.shtml



Dad’s Playbook: Coaching Kids to Read: A downloadable magazine (US) with information and testimonials from Dads about the importance of reading: http://www.nifl.gov/partnershipforreading/publications/pdf/Dads_Playbook.pdf

Looking for a good book? Check out the Book Buds website: http://dadtalk.typepad.com/book_buds_kidlit_reviews/

Articles about Men, Fathers and Literacy from the UK. There are many excellent links on this site: http://www.literacytrust.org.uk/Database/boys/men.html

Screen Actors Guild website – Video shows actors reading children’s books aloud   http://www.storylineonline.net/index2.html