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​What is the Tesco Bank Summer Reading Challenge Scotland?

The Summer Reading Challenge is a national initiative run by the Reading Agency in partnership with local authority libraries.

How does it work?

Children aged 5 to 12 are invited to read six books over the course of the summer holiday period. They join at their local library and a summer reading challenge pack gets them started. There are stickers and rewards to collect along the way, with a certificate if they read six books.

How will my child benefit from taking part?

The combination of fun, freedom and creativity impacts significantly on children's reading levels, range, motivation and confidence. Taking part helps prevent the 'summer reading dip' which results when children without reading opportunities at home lose ground in their reading during the long summer break from school. (UKLA 2009, Product Perceptions 2006).

How can I find out more?

You can visit your local library to find out more about the Summer Reading Challenge or you can visit the Creepy House's resource for parents.​


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