East Renfrewshire MP Paul Masterton, supported World Book Day’s national ‘Share a Story’ campaign this year, 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 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 Renfrewshire was given a £1 book token for World Book Day, which took place on the 7th March 2019.
Paul Masterton, MP for East Renfrewshire commented:
“I hope parents, grandparents and carers in East Renfrewshire took some time to read for ten minutes with their children on World Book Day, and every day after. Sharing stories together, at home or school, in the library or in the park, on a bus or train – anywhere, anytime – for just ten minutes a day has long-lasting effects on a child’s future.”