This year’s Aberdeen Reads Challenge is a fun way to encourage children and families to explore reading over the summer. The challenge this year will run from 27 June – 29 August 2020, and anyone can take part as an individual or as a group (maximum group size of six). Information on the Aberdeen Reads Challenge can be found in the attached PowerPoint:
The Challenge aims to support children to develop language and literacy skills by encouraging all kinds of reading – instructions, recipes, picture books, sharing stories with younger siblings. There are a series of suggested challenges; many of which can be easily carried out as part of a daily routine; on a range of topics to inspire everyone to try different genres and types of reading.
Information on the Challenge and how to register is on our website: www.aberdeencity.gov.uk/aberdeenreads. Children and families who register will be entered into a prize draw and there will be another prize draw for those who go on to complete 3 or more challenges. Reading activity can be recorded on a Challenge card which be printed or downloaded from our website to a mobile device.
Although library buildings are closed Aberdeen City Libraries continues to help families access reading materials via our digital offer. There is a wide range of e-books, e-audio books, e-comics, e-magazines and online resources suitable for all ages and abilities. They also continue to deliver regular Bookbug sessions digitally via YouTube and Facebook. Families are currently unable to access dual language resources from Aberdeen city Libraries but MantraLingua UK have agreed to offer families free access to dual language (English with 37 other languages to choose from) e-books until 31 August 2020 via their website: https://uk.mantralingua.com/.