Do you have a child in the household who is 5 and under?
Bord Gáis Energy little readers is back and they are giving away 5,000 books to children 5 and under all across Ireland for free! Bord Gáis Engery Little Readers is now in its third year, they want to inspire children reading from an early age by sharing the love of reading books between parent and child.
They have teamed up with early childhood development expert David Carey who said:
“Getting children aged 5 and under acquainted with books and reading from a young age is so helpful to their development. At this tender age, reading helps to stimulate brain growth and development and it lays down the foundation for a love of reading that will last a lifetime.
Reading, especially with a parent or guardian, creates templates in the brain which make the child feel loved, nurtured and emotionally secure. Books can give children a great sense of calm, comfort and security. The greatest gift you can give to a child, after the gift of love, is the gift of reading.”
Bord Gáis Energy Little Readers also donate a book to the charity Focus Ireland for every young child in emergency homeless accommodation across Ireland, as part of the year’s campaign.
Please note there is a maximum of 2 books per household.