Why is Reading so Important?

Yesterday I was part of the social media team covering the launch of the National Parenting Strategy for Scotland. I filmed the Minister for Children and Young People, Aileen Campbell during a photo shoot on the Play Talk Read bus. Play Talk Read is all about encouraging parents to play, talk and read more often with their children.

Here’s Aileen reading a story to some enthusiastic toddlers, just after the strategy launched. I asked her

Why do you think it’s so important for children to read?

Why do you think it’s so important for children to read?

Read more about the new parenting strategy in relation to Dads on the Scotsman website. The Play Talk Read website is here.

If you enjoyed this you might enjoy this post written ahead of the Parenting Across Scotland Conference ‘Are stories the Solution for Scotland’s Children?‘.  

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