Selected links to language resources and other information for families in Punjabi.
- help your child get ready to read
- public library services
- your first language
- community resources and services
- child care
- elementary school
- parenting and child development
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: 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.
BPL Welcome to Your Library [PDF in Punjabi]
An introduction to library services for families with young children.
NOW Community Resource Guide [PDF in Punjabi]
What is ESL Support? [PDF in Punjabi]
A brochure for parents of ESL students in BC.
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.