Wiltshire parents encouraged to read bedtime stories
Parents in Wiltshire are being encouraged to read stories to their children at bedtime as part of National Book Week, which is taking place from June 11th to 17th.
The Bookstart programme is organised by Booktrust and is being supported by Wiltshire libraries, Marlborough People reports.
It will encourage parents to read at least 20 books to their children
in 2012 as part of the 20th anniversary celebrations of Bookstart.
Chief executive of Booktrust Viv Bird commented: "The routine of sharing books, stories, songs and rhymes with babies helps to build pre-literacy skills."
She added that it also helps to build a strong and loving bond between parents and carers and their children.
Meanwhile, research from Feather & Black recently showed that 23 per cent of UK parents believe reading a bedtime story to their kids
is the most enjoyable part of the day, with the study highlighting the key factors that help young people to get a good night's sleep.
Posted by Elizabeth Mewes