As an adoptive Mum, I have witness first hand the effects on a child who has never been read to. Reading not only develops early literacy skills, but also encourages positive interactions between the carer and child.
One of the aims of Midlothian Sure Start is to encourage these interactions through books and activities.
The target is to get enough funding for 15 themed sacks. Through making use of their education package and adding in my own personal commission, I will then be able to get funding for a further 6 sacks from Usborne Books at Home. These will be used in one of the Midlothian Sure Start branches. Any additional funding will be used to create further sacks for other branches.