Learning and Homework Help

We offer several opportunities for children to improve their reading, math and language skills. 

Summer Read-On Tutoring Program

Registration opens Saturday, June 4, 2022 at 9:30 a.m. (see links below)

Two-week session blocks to choose from run from (click a link to go to specific registration page): 

1) July 4 – 16
2) July 18 – 30
3) August 2 – 13 (no session Monday, August 1)
4) August 15 – 27

Boost your child’s literacy, math and French skills with our free in-person Summer Read-On Tutoring program. 

Our Summer Read-On Tutoring program is for children entering grades 2 to 6 in the upcoming September. Online registration opens 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 4.

Children are paired with trained tutors for two weeks of daily personalized one-on-one tutoring sessions. There are four blocks of sessions to choose from. Sessions at the Main Branch will run from Monday to Friday and sessions at the St. Paul Branch will run from Tuesday to Saturday.

Program notes: 

  • All tutors have had considerable experience in working directly with children and receive intensive training before the program begins. Please note, however, this program is not designed (nor are the tutors qualified) to teach children who have been classified with special needs.

  • at this time we are only allowing one session per child. Please do not register your child(ren) for more than one session or all of their registered sessions will be removed.
  • Absence Policy: If your child is absent for 2+ consecutive days, they will be removed from the program.

 

Learning Support and Materials
  • Kids can learn and practice coding and electronics skills with our coding and electronics kits 

  • Curriculum Kits are bags filled with up to 20 library items designed to help kids learn about specific subjects
  • Kids can read along with our Vox books. These books have recordings that children can follow along with
  • Our Launchpad tablets are pre-loaded tablets with age-specific learning activities. These can be borrowed and taken home and do not require internet access.
  • Reading and research services. Visit or call the library or email info@brantfordlibrary.ca
  • Activities for kids and families are posted on our Home Based Activities Page
  • eBooks and Audiobooks available through our OverDrive (Libby app), and Tumblebooks. Tumblebooks also has many French books and is available to teachers in both the Grand Erie and Brant Haldimand Catholic school boards.
  • Need a computer with internet or to print documents? Visit our Main Branch and we can help!

Book Buddies

- NOT RUNNING - 

  • For children in grades 2-6 during the school year (not running in fall 2021)
  • Child receives one-on-one reading help from a Laurier Students for Literacy Club volunteer
  • Regular meeting times are assigned at our Main Branch
  • Watch for registration information
  • Email LSFLclub@gmail.com for more information

Get Ready for Kindergarten

- NOT RUNNING - 

  • For preschoolers ages 3+ (must be toilet trained)
  • Children participate in activities that prepare them for kindergarten
  • Activities are done with programmer while parents wait in the Library
  • Sessions are usually held fall, winter and spring
  • Online registration required 

Laurier Students for Literacy Homework Help

Laurier Students for Literacy Homework Help is a drop-in program for grades 3 - 8. Their team of volunteers are happy to assist with any homework that your child may have. They offer French specific help on Mondays from 4-6pm and general homework help on Tuesdays and Wednesday from 4 – 7pm. For more information, visit our website at www.lsflclub.com/our-programs.

Please use the following Zoom link to access our drop-in sessions! https://wilfrid-laurier.zoom.us/j/94039196902

Laurier Students for Literacy Reading Club

Laurier Students for Literacy’s Reading Club is designed for children in grades 6-8.

The club will meet every Friday from 4 – 5:30 p.m. and 5:30 - 7 p.m., beginning October 8.

This is a great opportunity for your child to make friends while developing skills in comprehension, summarizing, and more. 

This program also requires registrationwhich can be completed at www.lsflclub.com/our-programs. For more information, contact lsflclub@gmail.com

Usually, we are pleased to host the Laurier Students for Literacy Programs (LSFL) at our Main Branch. However, because of COVID-19, these programs are being run by LSFL through Zoom.

Laurier Students for Literacy Programs for Kids

Homework help, online tutoring and reading clubs are being offered by the Laurier Students for Literacy. 
See more information on these programs on the the Laurier Students for Literacy website.

DIY Literacy Games

list of at-home literacy activities

Dolch Sight Words for Grades 1-3

Video: Supporting your child’s at-home learning

Check out this PDF guide for support your child's at-home learning
This guide accompanies our Support Your Child's At-Home Learning video