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3 reasons to use the activity bag:

It can help you Read, Write, Count together

You’re the most important person in your child’s life. That’s why the activity bag has been designed to help you have fun together, and keep your child busy. Your bag contains books, games, and writing materials – as well as a handy guide to reading, writing and counting at home together.

There are endless ways to use it – no more boring rainy afternoons

As well as the activities in the guide, you’ll find ways to use the bag on the Read, Write, Count website and on our Facebook and Twitter pages. You can also find more info on the Bookbug P1 bag from the Scottish Book Trust.

It’s free and a lot of fun

The bag is free – and so is everything inside. Reading, writing and counting at home is all about spending quality time together and sharing activities and games that you’ll both enjoy.

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Read

Dip into different worlds

Books are a great way for kids to discover how things work – whether it’s the world around them, or feelings and emotions. Books open their minds to new experiences and fresh ideas – so they’re perfect for keeping your child entertained on rainy days, and keeping their mind occupied at the same time.

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Read

Chat through stories

Your children will love you reading with them, especially if you ask questions as you go through the story together. It can help them remember new words, get more involved in the story, and keep them interested.

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Read

Try some rhyme time

Coming up with words that rhyme is a great way to keep your child entertained for hours – and it’s guaranteed to get you both giggling.

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Write

Feel the love

Storybook characters and finger puppets are a fantastic way to help your child understand how the world works. Using everyday activities like these also gives them the chance to express how they feel about themselves and the world around them – and that can help the ideas flow when they’re reading and writing.

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Write

Imagination games

Kids have amazing imaginations. You can find out so much about what’s going on in your child’s mind by doing simple activities together – like these.

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Write

Magic messages

Writing helps keep kids entertained, while they’re finding out about themselves and the world around them. Here are some activities you can do together which will help your child write, and enjoy themselves at the same time.

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Count

Dip into different worlds

Books are a great way for kids to discover how things work – whether it’s the world around them, or feelings and emotions. Books open their minds to new experiences and fresh ideas – so they’re perfect for keeping your child entertained on rainy days, and keeping their mind occupied at the same time.

Try this
Count

Magic messages

Writing helps keep kids entertained, while they’re finding out about themselves and the world around them. Here are some activities you can do together which will help your child write, and enjoy themselves at the same time.

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Count

Games for two

Counting with your child is a good way to get them thinking and keep engaged while you spend quality time together.

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