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.