It Starts at Home
A child’s success as a reader is dependent on supportive home and school environments. Reading, and a love of reading, begins at home. The Department of Health has developed a series of levelled take-home books to support reading at home. The following is a list of things you can do to support children as they become independent readers.
This book is part of the Inuutsiarniq Reading Series developed by the Department of Health in Nunavut. The Inuutsiarniq Reading Series is a unique, Nunavut developed literacy initiative that infuses Northern values of healthy living and self-care into a culturally appropriate reading program.
The Inuutsiarniq Reading Series was developed to support the reading level guidelines outlined in the Department of Education’s Inuktut reading program, Uqalimaariuqsaniq. Uqalimaariuqsaniq is a sequential and progressive Inuktut reading program that supports students in their development from emergent to independent readers.
Healthy behaviours start at home. Healthy children become healthy adults. For more information, visit www.gov.nu.ca/health and your local Health Centre.
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4_INUUTSIARNIQ_TAKEHOMBOOKS_4 – Meal Time
5_INUUTSIARNIQ_BOOKS_5_TAKEHOMEBOKS – Our Lungs
6_INUUTSIARNIQ_BOOKS_6_TAKEHOMEBOOKS – Before we go to bed
7_INUUTSIARNIQ_BOOKS_7_TAKEHOMEBOOKS – ᐅᕙᓐᓂᒃ ᐱᐅᒃᓴᕐᓂᕋ (What I Like about Me)
8_INUUTSIARNIQ_BOOKS_8 _TAKEHOMEBOOKS – Staying Safe with Dogs (IN)
9_INUUTSIARNIQ_BOOKS_9_TAKEHOMEBOOKS – Drowsy Me (IN)
10_INUUTSIARNIQ_BOOKS_10_TAKEHOMEBOOKS – ᐊᑦᑕᕐᓇᖅᑐᑦ ᐃᓚᐅᖅᑑᑏᑦ (Unsafe Substances)
11_INUUTSIARNIQ_BOOKS_11_TAKEHOMEBOOKS – Who Takes Care of Us (IN) copy