Literacy

1209, 2017

New journalism workshop aims to inspire budding journalists

By |September 12th, 2017|Blog, Contests, Featured, Latest News, Literacy|0 Comments

Kids: Become junior reporters and have your work published!
Join author and journalist Joyce Grant for a special Telling Tales Press Club Journalism Workshop during the Telling Tales Festival on Sunday, September 17, 2017. During this interactive workshop kids six and up can become a junior reporter and learn all about what a journalist does. Joyce […]

709, 2017

Stories Take You Anywhere

By |September 7th, 2017|Blog, Featured, Latest News, Literacy|0 Comments

Celebrating Canadian stories at the 9th annual Telling Tales Festival
Discover stories about family, friendship, adventure, and Canadian history at this year’s Telling Tales Festival. Plus, find out what inspires authors to write, learn drawing tips from illustrators, and listen to musical tales.

Join us this fall for amazing presentations for the whole family – kids, […]

3006, 2017

City of Hamilton giving away free books to families

By |June 30th, 2017|Blog, Latest News, Literacy|0 Comments

Celebrate Canada 150 and Telling Tales with these special books!
The City of Hamilton is a proud supporter of Telling Tales. In anticipation of the Telling Tales Festival and Canada’s 150th anniversary, the City is giving away FREE books to children at Ontario Early Years Centres and Parenting and Family Literacy Centres, while quantities last. Children may […]

1805, 2017

Let the Telling Tales Literacy Campaign Begin

By |May 18th, 2017|Blog, Featured, Latest News, Literacy|0 Comments

 Celebrating Canadian Stories in 2017
Illustrator, writer and broadcaster, Kevin Sylvester, officially kicked-off the 9th annual Telling Tales program! Telling Tales is a yearlong community initiative dedicated to promoting literacy and inspiring a love of reading. This campaign includes many fun and engaging initiatives for kids, teens, and families to get them excited about reading, writing […]

2004, 2017

6 Ways to get Books for Free in Hamilton

By |April 20th, 2017|Blog, Featured, Latest News, Latest News, Literacy|0 Comments

If you love to read, you know how expensive it can be to speed through book after book! Buying books brand new can be an exciting purchase and the smell of fresh pages is truly irreplaceable, but there are also some wonderful ways to enjoy the character of used and free books here in your community. […]

704, 2017

Creating characters at Adelaide

By |April 7th, 2017|Blog, Contests, Featured, Latest News, Literacy|0 Comments

Illustrator and author Ruth Ohi visits Adelaide Hoodless
Students at Adelaide Hoodless Elementary School in Hamilton picked up some neat illustration tips from author and illustrator Ruth Ohi on March 24, 2017. The creative students won an author visit as the top prize in the 2016 Telling Tales Explore Your World School Contest.

The winning class was inspired by […]

1303, 2017

How To Make Reading A Family Activity No Matter Your Age

By |March 13th, 2017|Blog, Early Literacy, Featured, Latest News, Latest News, Life Style, Literacy|0 Comments

Happy March Break! This week is the perfect opportunity to spend some quality time with books, games, and the company of family. Finding ways to read together can be difficult, especially with varying age groups and interests, but there are plenty of ways to add family story time to your routine no matter what age […]

1003, 2017

Picture an Author

By |March 10th, 2017|Blog, Contests, Featured, Latest News, Literacy|0 Comments

Barbara Reid visits John T. Tuck Students
Students at John T. Tuck Public School in Burlington enjoyed a special author visit by Barbara Reid on March 2, 2017. The talented students from Mrs. Hill’s JK-SK class won an author visit as the top prize in the 2016 Telling Tales Explore Your World School Contest.

Together the winning […]

2502, 2017

9 Hidden Reading Nooks In Hamilton Ontario

By |February 25th, 2017|Blog, Featured, Latest News, Latest News, Life Style, Literacy|0 Comments

There are a lot of reasons why reading at home may not be as relaxing as we’d like to think: writer’s block, bad lighting, falling asleep on top of your homework, noise, etc. What you need is a change in your environment and luckily Hamilton is full of awesome spots to be productive or relax […]

1602, 2017

9 Classic Children’s Books You Didn’t Know Were Written By Canadians

By |February 16th, 2017|Early Literacy, Featured, Latest News, Latest News, Literacy, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Whether you’re just picking up these books for the first time, or you haven’t seen them in years, children’s books have a special place in all of our hearts. There’s excitement in hearing them before bed, and nostalgia in seeing their front cover 10 years later. What you may not know is how many of […]

1302, 2017

Family Storytime at the Hamilton Public Library

By |February 13th, 2017|Early Literacy, Featured, Latest News, Latest News, Literacy, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Bring the whole family for storytime at the Hamilton Public Library until February 27th! Discover stories, rhymes, music, finger puppet plays and flannel boards that appeal to a wide age range (birth to 5 years). Check out the HPL website for programs specific to toddlers, kids and teens as well!
Monday
10:00am – Westdale

10:30am – Ancaster, Mount […]

602, 2017

9 Ways to Improve Your Literacy Without Changing Your Lifestyle

By |February 6th, 2017|Featured, Latest News, Latest News, Literacy|0 Comments

Most of us would love to read more. Whatever our excuse, often many of us feel like we just don’t have the time in our day to read for fun. The truth is, there are many simple ways you can improve your literacy without altering your overall lifestyle. Here are nine simple steps to kickstart […]

202, 2017

E-books vs. Paperback: The Science Behind How You Read

By |February 2nd, 2017|Blog, Featured, Latest News, Literacy|0 Comments

The advantages of going digital are obvious. Things like portability, storage, and cost-efficiency, but what’s less obvious is how these new age devices are impacting the quality of reading.
A study published in the Library & Information Science Research Journal in 2014 found that out of 143 10th grade students, e-books were significantly preferred. It also […]

3012, 2016

Telling Stories at Strathcona

By |December 30th, 2016|Blog, Featured, Latest News, Literacy|0 Comments

Telling Stories at Strathcona
Strathcona Elementary School in Hamilton was the first-place winner the 2016 Telling Tales Explore Your World School Contest. On December 15, 2016 they enjoyed their prize – an author visit by Andrew Larsen!

The winning class worked together to create a large masterpiece inspired by Andrew’s book The Imaginary Garden. As their prize, […]

3011, 2016

Giving the gift of literacy to children in our community

By |November 30th, 2016|Blog, Featured, Latest News, Literacy|0 Comments

Giving the gift of literacy to children in our community
Telling Tales presents $10,000 to local literacy organizations
For the past eight years, Telling Tales has been proud to give back to literacy projects in the Hamilton community. These contributions directly support local youth, and assist in achieving the Festival’s goals of celebrating stories throughout the year […]

510, 2016

Announcing the 2016 Explore Your World School Contest Winners

By |October 5th, 2016|Contests, Featured, Latest News, Literacy|0 Comments

Announcing the 2016 Explore Your World School Contest Winners
This year we ran our first national contest for schools. We wanted to help promote the many talented Canadian authors and illustrators among students. The idea was to choose a book from our reading list for inspiration – and using our theme Explore Your World, students were asked to […]

2411, 2015

Supporting Literacy & A Love of Reading

By |November 24th, 2015|Blog, Featured, Latest News, Literacy|0 Comments

Telling Tales presents $12,000 to local literacy organizations
The Telling Tales Festival is a one-day event, combined with a yearlong commitment to promoting literacy and inspiring a love of reading. One way we do this is by donating back to local literacy organizations. “It’s incredibly satisfying to be able to give $12,000 back to literacy projects […]

608, 2015

Helping adults with low literacy has a positive impact on future generations

By |August 6th, 2015|Blog, Featured, Latest News, Literacy|0 Comments

Helping adults with low literacy has a positive impact on future generations
We usually think of literacy meaning the ability to read and write, but it also includes math and computer skills. These are all important abilities people need in order to succeed in life.

When adults get a late start on their education and need some […]

707, 2015

The Telling Tales Bookmark Contest is Back!

By |July 7th, 2015|Blog, Featured, Latest News, Literacy|0 Comments

Design your very own bookmark
Be creative! Be colourful!
Show us why you and your family love to read.
Enter this fabulous contest to win great prizes.
 
Who can enter?
The contest is open to children from 3 to 14 years old. There are eight prizes to be handed out in total! Two prizes will be given out in each […]

207, 2015

Read on this Summer!

By |July 2nd, 2015|Blog, Early Literacy, Featured, Latest News, Literacy|0 Comments

Let your imagination soar with this delightful book selection
Enjoy stories from authors and illustrators that will be presenting at the Telling Tales Festival. Over the summer catch up on some great books; then meet the author in person this fall!

There are lots of books to choose from – and for all age groups. So whether […]

2706, 2015

Be an Ambassador

By |June 27th, 2015|Blog, Featured, Latest News, Literacy|0 Comments

Help support the Telling Tales Festival
Do you love Telling Tales? Want to help us out, but you’re not sure how?
Help us to spread the word about our wonderful Festival, and in turn help to encourage a love of reading for children of all ages.
Check out our new Social Media Ambassador Toolkit!
Every little bit helps
We share […]

2005, 2015

Presenters Across Canada Join Telling Tales 2015

By |May 20th, 2015|Latest News, Latest News, Literacy|0 Comments

2101, 2015

Celebrate Family Literacy Day!

By |January 21st, 2015|Contests, Literacy|0 Comments

Family Literacy Day is Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Help us celebrate the joy of reading with a few exclusive promotions!
Win a Signed Book!
Win your very own copy of Dennis Lee’s “Alligator Pie”, Lesley Livingston’s “Starling”, or Ruth Ohi’s “Shh! My Brother’s Napping”. The best part – all three books have been SIGNED by the authors!!

Dennis Lee […]