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Reading books boosts more than literacy 

It is easy to think that reading to children is important because it boosts their literacy abilities. That’s true, it does. But reading together does so much more than that! This video illustrates that point. It was produced in 2010 at the launch of Bookbug, the children’s book gifting programme run by Scottish Book Trust. The speakers in the video give a real sense of the excitement that comes from sharing books with children. It is the sharing of books and stories that makes them exciting for children. Later on, they take that enjoyable experience and transfer it to the reading of books.

If you want to know more about the long-lasting power of sharing books with children, the National Literacy Trust has a great PUBLICATION on this.

Scottish Book Trust: Bookbug Conference 2014 Inspiring Talks – Dr Suzanne Zeedyk from Useful Content on Vimeo.