Would-be explorers can bag themselves an adventure in their local library this year thanks to a new Read Write Count campaign.
The Scavenger Hunt has been devised by both the Scottish Library and Information Council and the Scottish Government to help young children with their reading, writing and counting.
As part of the adventure, children – along with their parent or carer – have to find the answers to ten fun questions by searching the library. Each question has been designed to help make learning fun and interactive.
Every library authority in Scotland has now received special Scavenger Hunt packs full of posters, activity sheets, vinyl footprints and stickers. With the campaign now underway, popping into your local public library could just take you on a magical quest. All you have to do is ask at the front desk for details and pick up the special Scavenger Hunt activity sheet.
Read, Write, Count is a Scottish Government campaign that aims to create a little calm amid the chaos for parents of children in primary 1 – 3. It aims to improve the literacy and numeracy skills of Scotland’s children, encouraging the use of reading, writing and counting in everyday activities.
The campaign is a key part of the Scottish Government’s commitment to raise attainment for all. It also directly relates to the first strategic aim of Ambition & Opportunity: A Strategy for Public Libraries in Scotland 2015 -2020 which promotes the use of libraries as a base for reading, literacy and learning.
Read Write Count is delivered in partnership with the Scottish Library and Information Council, as well as the Scottish Book Trust and Education Scotland. The Read, Write, Count website is full of great ideas and activities to help parents and children have fun together, keeping kids busy and entertained.
You can find lots of other helpful hints, tips and helpful advice on parenthood on the Scottish Government’s Parent Club website. Designed to keep children inspired and entertained, it’s full of helpful information covering a range of different topics for all ages.
For more information for library Scavenger Hunts in your area contact your local library service.