Jan. 6, 2018
An event encouraging reading welcomed children to The Lighthouse Bookstore where they had the opportunity to hear a story from a local author and make crafts with her artist counterpart.
A Family Story and Art Workshop was put on by the Western Quebec Literacy Council (WQLC), where the story and crafts revolved around some cute kittens, in buildup to Family Literacy Day on Jan. 27.
“January is Family Literacy Month,” said Michèle Gagnon, executive director for the WQLC. “The whole purpose is to promote literacy in the family, by putting down the tablets, turning off the television, etc.”
The event started with a reading of Grandma’s Lost Kittens at the Shawville Fair, as read by the author Muriel Davis, before children learned how to make their own kittens out of everyday objects. The book’s artist, Tina Michaud, led the children in their kitten crafts, which they quickly named after the various kittens in the book.
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