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2.7 million for pre-school learning, 25/06/15 [S]

Funding of 2.7 million for pre-school programmes to improve literacy in children was announced today by Education Secretary Angela Constance.

Bookbug, which aims to encourage reading from an early age, will receive increased funding of 1.7 million and the PlayTalkRead campaign has been allocated a further 1 million.

Bookbug is run by the Scottish Book Trust and funded by the Scottish Government. It aims to lay the foundations of early literacy, improve communication skills, highlight the importance of books and the benefits of early book sharing.

PlayTalkRead encourages parents and carers to play, talk and read with their young children every day to help them develop essential skills to encourage learning throughout their lives. Last year the campaign reached a record number of families.

For full details see the Scottish Government news release.

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2.7 million for pre-school learning