Do you know family stories? Children are fascinated by their heritage and roots. Get as much information about your family as you can and share it by telling stories in your home. Uncles, aunts, grandmothers and grandfathers all have stories. Who are they? Where did they come from? What did they do?
Bring these stories alive for your children. For instance, many literacy organizations have published collections of oral histories collected by adult literacy learners. These anthologies are designed to capture and preserve family and community stories as a means of teaching literacy. They are one way to learn about your own local history.