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To enter the Munsch at Home Contest, families must write an original 250-word story together and submit it online at www.FamilyLiteracyDay.ca. The most interesting and creative story will be selected as the winner. Robert Munsch will attend the winning family’s home in January 2010 for a personal reading of their story, and a public reading at a local public library, school or literacy organization. The winning story will also be published in a national newspaper or magazine.
“Being able to read and write is like being able to unfold your life from an envelope and unfolding a world of possibilities. You can make your own world by the books you read – and write,” says Robert Munsch. “As the Honorary Chair of Family Literacy Day, I help spread the word about the importance of everyone in Canada being able to read, write and understand math.”
The Munsch at Home Contest is part of national celebrations to encourage Canadians to participate in Family Literacy Day on January 27, 2010. Family Literacy Day is an annual initiative developed by ABC CANADA Literacy Foundation and Honda Canada to celebrate parents and children reading and learning together and to encourage Canadians to spend at least 15 minutes enjoying a learning activity every day. Thousands of Canadians across the country participate in this initiative with their families, and in their communities every year.
To enter the Munsch at Home Contest, please visit http://www.FamilyLiteracyDay.ca for contest rules and regulations. To be considered, applications must be received by ABC CANADA by 5 p.m. EST on December 11, 2009.