Jo Swinson, MP for East Dunbartonshire, supported World Book Day’s national ‘Share a Story’ campaign, encouraging parents and carers to read with their children for ten minutes a day.
Every year, World Book Day creates bespoke £1 books for children and young adults across the UK and Ireland, to promote the magic of books, the power of imagination and the importance of reading. This year the campaign is urged parents and carers to take ten minutes to ‘share a story’ with their children, to revive reading as a national pastime.
Every child in East Dunbartonshire was given a £1 book token for World Book Day, which took place on the 7th March 2019. They can take this to a bookshop or supermarket to get their free World Book Day book (or £1 off any full price book that takes their fancy).
“I hope parents, grandparents and carers in East Dunbartonshire took time to read for ten minutes with their children on World Book Day, and every day after. Reading for pleasure is the single biggest indicator of a child’s future success, but fewer children are doing it. Reading with your child is an enjoyable way to spend time with them, and a great way to pass down a love of reading that will stand them in good stead for the rest of their life.”