Numeracy helps us understand the world we live in. It is about using numbers to get things done.
There are many different literacy practices used by families. Some are reading and writing activities, while others help build literacy in other ways. Here are a few examples:
A father and child walk upstairs counting each step together, then share a library book about numbers.
A mother involves a child in writing a grocery list, then fi nding the items together at the store.
On a bus ride, a teenager plays word games with his younger sister and points out signs.
A family reads together and talks about how what they read has meaning and relevance in their everyday life.
A parent and child discuss the child’s report card with the teacher. Every family uses literacy to do different things every day. This includes families with an oral tradition as well as families that use print often.