Links to information in Punjabi

Selected links to language resources and other information for families in Punjabi.

Help your child get ready to read

Borrow from the library

BPL has a very small collection of children's books in Punjabi. Learn more...

Your Home Language: Foundation for Success
Children who have a strong foundation in their home language do better at school. This DVD demonstrates family-based language activities to encourage children's language development and success at school.


HOP: Healthy Opportunities for Preschoolers [PDF in Punjabi]
Download 12 activity cards that encourage early language development through play.

Making the Most of Television [PDF in Punjabi]
Used in the right way, television can be beneficial. But too much can be harmful, so it's important to find the right balance. National Literacy Trust.

Playing With Your Baby [PDF in Punjabi]
Play is the main way that babies and toddlers learn about the world. With your help, it's also a wonderful way to support their language development. National Literacy Trust.

Ready, Set, Learn: Helping Your Preschooler Get Ready For School [PDF in Punjabi]
Helpful tips for supporting preschool learning and development.  BC Ministry of Education.

Say Hello to Your New Baby [PDF in Punjabi]
Talking to your baby from day one will help the two of you get to know each other, and gives your child a great start in life.  These quick tips will help you enjoy "conversations" with your baby right from the start. National Literacy Trust.

Sharing Books With Your Baby [PDF in Punjabi]
Sharing books is a wonderful way to help your child learn to talk, and it's the ideal opportunity to share a cuddle at the same time. National Literacy Trust.

Sharing Songs and Rhymes [PDF in Punjabi]
Babies love songs and rhymes, especially hearing the sound of your voice. And they're a great way to help your child's talking and listening skills. National Literacy Trust

Talk to Your Baby in Your Own Language [PDF in Punjabi]
The best way to help children learn to talk is to talk to them as much as possible in your own language - it doesn't have to be English. National Literacy Trust

Talking With Your Baby [PDF in Punjabi]
Learning to talk is one of the most important and complex skills your child will accomplish. National Literacy Trust.

Your first language

Your First Language: A Precious Gift to Your Child [PDF in Punjabi]
You help your child's language development when you speak in Punjabi.  Learn why in this one-page BPL handout.

Public library services

BPL Welcome to Your Library [PDF in Punjabi]
An introduction to library services for families with young children.

Community resources and services

NOW Community Resource Guide [PDF in Punjabi]
Wallet-sized guide.

Child care

Finding Child Care in Burnaby [PDF in Punjabi]

Elementary school

What is ESL Support? [PDF in Punjabi]
A brochure for parents of ESL students in BC.

Parenting and child development

Making a Difference [PDF in Punjabi]
Information about milestones and healthy development from birth to age six.  Source: Ontario Early Years.

Bullying - We Can All Help Stop It [PDF in Punjabi]
How to recognize bullying and what to do if your child is being bullied or is bullying others.

Can Your Baby Hear? [PDF in Punjabi]
Printer-friendly information about hearing.

Children's Social Well-Being
Scroll down to find linds to resource sheets [PDFs in Punjabi] from the Canadian Child Care Federation.

Internet Safety Tips for Parents [PDF in Punjabi]
Steps parents can take to protect children who use the Internet. BC Ministry of Education.

Multilingual Parent Resource Sheets
A set of five parent resource sheets [PDFs in Punjabi] for parents on topics that include: building active habits, family routines, supporting children’s play & promoting positive behaviour.

You and Your Child [PDF in Punjabi]
A questionnaire to help parents identify concerns in child development.  A Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP) initiative.