Toucan Reading Company…because “two can” better than one!    

15 minutes of reading with your children each day can expose them to one million written words in a year.

From a 1988 research study on independent reading by Anderson, Wilson & Fielding

Many of the patterns of reading established in childhood very commonly persist across the lifespan.

A home environment that is supportive of reading is a factor important in the development of leisure reading.

Reading for as little as 6 minutes is sufficient to reduce stress levels by 60%. It slows the heart beat, eases muscle tension, and alters the state of mind.

Galaxy Stress Research Mindlab International, Sussex University, 2009

90% of children who have trouble reading in Grade 1 will still have trouble by Grade 4.

Vital Signs Report, 2014

High school dropout risk starts in elementary school.

Vital Signs Report, 2014

“Reading aloud with children is known to be the single most important activity for building the knowledge and skills they will eventually require for learning to read.”

Marilyn Jager Adams

Now is the best time to start reading with your children!

Toucan Reading Company supports parents of children in elementary school who struggle with reading by providing parents with skills, strategies, structures and resources that they can use  at home to advance their child’s reading progress.  Parents can learn how to:

  • identify their child’s instructional reading level
  • support phonemic awareness
  • introduce and practice high frequency words
  • identify and access leveled books
  • provide an engaging and positive home reading environment


“There is more treasure in books than in all the pirates’ loot on Treasure Island.”

Walt Disney

For more information, package pricing, or a free consultation, please contact Joanne McNeil at 250.594.7886 or 250.802.4589 or email me at or click here