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 part of the Scottish Government's Parent Club Initiative which aims to give parents hints and tips as well as expert advice.
Read Write Count is delivered in partnership with the Scottish Library and Information Council, the Scottish Book Trust and Education Scotland. The Read, Write, Count website is full of ideas and activities to help parents and children have fun together, keeping kids busy and entertained.
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 2019 campaign, Read, Write, Count and SLIC developed a library based Treasure Hunt to encourage children 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 their special Treasure Hunt packs. If you would like to take part, just ask at the front desk of your local public library for details.