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Parents & Educators

 

Information & Learning Resources for Back to School

Curriculum Information

British Columbia K-12 Curriculum Packages

 

Learning Resources

CLN-Community Learning Network

Learn Now BC-Young Learning Centre

Open School BC-Educational Resources and Services

Reading Rockets-Launching Young Readers!

Reading is Fundamental-Leading to Reading

 

Fun Learning Tools

GVPL's Tumblebooks, eBooks & more

Abracadabra-A Balanced Reading Approach for Canadians Designed to Achieve Best Results for All

Starfall's Learn to Read with phonics

PBS KIDS Activities

Scholastic Family Playground

 

Resources that foster STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics)

SciGirls Activities

Best STEM Resources

The STEM Education Center

Khan Academy

 

Resources for Students in French Programs

Canadian Parents for French

B.C. Curriculum Documents for French

 

Printable Worksheets

Super Teacher Worksheets

The Teachers Corner

TLS Books-Educational Worksheets for Preschool-Sixth Grade


Local Information

Child's Play 101-Victoria's #1 Resource for Planning Kids Activities, Camps, Lessons & Events



New Readers to Go Collection for Kids!

As any parent knows, you need a lot of books to keep your child engaged on the road to reading! Checking out a Readers to Go bag is an easy way to provide your emerging reader with a variety of books suited to their reading development.

Readers to Go bags can be signed out for three weeks on an adult library card.

See the complete list or reserve a Readers to Go bag through our catalogue.

 



Supporting Early Literacy


Early literacy is all the skills your children are learning about reading and writing before they're ready to do it themselves.  Sing along in our programs, play in our spaces, read and talk about books from our collection, or write a story about your trip to the library. These are all early literacy practices that you can do together -- and we can help!  Learn more on our Young Children page.

 



French Collections for Kids & Teens

 

We have a great selection of French book, CDs and DVDs for kids and teens!  Check out the latest additions to our library collections plus our staff booklists of Funny French Picture Books, Easy to Read French Books, and Bilingual Picture Books (English & French).



Reading Buddies

Does your child need a little help with reading? For children currently in (or just completed) Grades 1 to 4, Reading Buddies provides reading practice, literacy-based activities, and fun with volunteer teen Big Buddies.  

Is your teen looking for volunteer hours, like working with children and enjoy reading? Reading Buddies provides an opportunity for teens aged 13-18 to volunteer and be a mentor.  

Visit our Reading Buddies page for more details.



 

Discover Great Books to Share With Your Kids!

We've got lots of great resources on our Booklovers for Kids & Tweens  for you PLUS our ever-expanding  Staff Picks booklists for kids! We're always adding more booklists hand-selected by our librarians so be sure to check back regularly.  Here's one of our latest ones: