Spending a few minutes each day to improve a child’s literacy skills is a worthwhile investment of time that can pay off in life-long benefits for the entire family. That is the message the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit is promoting in the lead up to Family Literacy Day on January 27. The Health Unit encourages parents and caregivers to talk, listen, play or read with youngsters for at least 15 minutes each day to help improve literacy skills. For more family literacy tips and activities, visit the Family Literacy Day website www.familyliteracyday.ca