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.
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 have 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 special Treasure 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.