The Read Write Count campaign photoRead, 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.

The campaign aims to improve the literacy and numeracy skills of Scotland’s children, encouraging the use of reading, writing and counting in everyday activities.

It is delivered in partnership with the Scottish Library and Information Council, the Scottish Book Trust and Education Scotland.

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The Read, Write, Count website is full of ideas and activities to help parents and children have fun together, keeping kids busy and entertained.

Scavenger Hunts in Scottish Libraries

Read, Write, Count 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 – the strategy for Scotland’s public libraries – which promotes the use of libraries as a base for reading, literacy and learning.

As part of the 2017/2018 campaign, Read, Write, Count and SLIC have developed ‘The Scavenger Hunt’.

This library-based adventure encourages children, along with their parent or carer, to find the answers to ten fun questions. Not only will children love searching the library for answers, each question has been designed to help them with their reading, writing or counting.

Every library authority in Scotland has now received special Scavenger Hunt packs and set up activities in libraries across the country.

If you would like to take part, just ask at the front desk of your local public library for details and pick up the special activity sheet.

Parent Club

Read Write Count is part of the Scottish Government's Parent Club Initiative which aims to give parents hints and tips as well as expert advice. You can find information on a range of helpful topics covering a variety of different ages on the Parent Club website.