Calling all Tipperary Little Readers! Free books for under 5s
Bord Gáis Energy is calling on Tipperary book lovers to share their love of reading with the little readers in their lives.
Now in its third year, the Bord Gáis Energy Little Readers campaign aims to inspire reading from an early age and this year the helpful energy company’s bookshelves are heaving with a fantastic 5,000 books for children all over Ireland to enjoy for free!
Mums, Dads, Grandparents, Aunties and Uncles are invited to pass on the fun they had with books to the next generation of readers. It’s quick and easy to register for a Little Readers book; simply sign up to the Bord Gáis Energy online Book Club at bordgaisenergybookclub.ie.
Bord Gáis Energy is a long-time supporter and promoter of books and reading. As part of this year’s campaign the company will also donate a book to charity partner Focus Ireland for every young child in emergency homeless accommodation across Ireland.
Underlining the fun that young children can have with books and the role they play in helping to fire a child’s imagination, Bord Gáis Energy has 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.”
Claire Smith with Bord Gáis Energy said, “We’ve seen a huge response to Little Readers for two years in a row now which is fantastic. The benefits of reading with children from a young age are well documented and we’re hoping that this year parents and guardians from Limerick and beyond will get involved and register for a free book. As part of the campaign, we’re also delighted to support our charity partner Focus Ireland by donating books for children under 5 living in emergency homeless accommodation across the country.”
Little Readers books are available for all children under 5 whose parents/guardians are members of the Bord Gáis Energy Book Club. To register for the Book Club and apply for your free Little Readers book, simply visit bordgaisenergybookclub.ie.Please note there is a maximum of two books per household.