Children, Young People and Families - Bookbug
Bookbug is part of Scottish Book Trust, the leading agency for the promotion of literature, reading and writing in Scotland, and aims to encourage parents and children to share and enjoy books together.
Working in partnership with local authorities, the NHS and the third sector, our aim is for every child in Scotland to develop a lifelong love of books. Working through locally-based organisations, Bookbug gives the gift of free books to children at around six weeks, 18 months, three years and in Primary One, along with guidance materials for parents and carers.
Many parents are surprised to learn that:
- babies can benefit from books at an early age, but research shows that babies and toddlers who love books begin reading sooner and have a better chance at school;
- the first five years are the best time for learning to talk and most of a child's language comes from the adults around them.
Enjoying books with babies and toddlers is a wonderful way to increase language skills and helps children to understand their world. Bookbug also aims to foster a love of books through a range of fun activities, including free Bookbug Sessions and Bookbug's Library Challenge.
Use the links below to read more about Bookbug:
Come and join the Bookbug Team for some songs, rhymes, play and a story. The session is fun, informal and FREE and is aimed at children aged 0-5 years who are accompanied by their parent or carer.
Bookbug Sessions October - January to March, 2014 - Word document to print-out (33kb).