Those seeking resources to share with families in their practice, have a new story and four new activities at their disposal, created by ABC Life Literacy Canada, with the support of HSBC Bank Canada.

The newest family literacy program is a workbook entitled Chug-a Chug-a Choo Choose. It includes accompanying activities designed to teach children about comparing costs, identifying needs and wants and making the distinction between the two. The resource can be downloaded for free from the organization’s website in English, French, and simplified Chinese. The offering brings ABC Life Literacy Canada’s total number of learning modules to 17, seven of which focus on family financial literacy.

Created in 2015, the program overall includes more than 130 free downloadable stories and literacy activities designed for families with children between six and 11 years of age.

In addition, the literacy organization announced that it is currently accepting applications for the HSBC Family Literacy First Fund, a series of four $2,500 awards, presented to organizations making significant contributions to the field of family financial literacy.