Gift bags boost P2 and P3 children’s reading

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Three quarters of teachers surveyed across Scotland say pupils’ enthusiasm for reading increased after receiving Read, Write, Count bags.

The bags – funded by the Scottish Government and containing books for children plus hints and tips for parents – are gifted every year to families of P2 and P3 children.

In a Scottish Book Trust survey parents, carers and teachers welcomed the bags as a highly valuable resource which had a positive impact at home and in the classroom.

The research found that: 74 per cent of teachers said pupils were more enthusiastic about books since receiving the bags; 77 per cent of parents said the bags made them realise the importance of being involved in their child’s learning and 79per cent of teachers said the bags had a positive impact on their teaching practice.