first_imgPictured: Little Readers Millie (4), Zane (5) and Doireann (5), let their imaginations run wild as they launch the Bord Gais Energy Little Readers programme. Bord Gais Energy is giving away 5,000 free books to children all across Ireland aged 5 and under. To avail of a free story book, simply register now Gáis Energy is calling on Donegal 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 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.Firing ImaginationsUnderlining 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 ReadersLittle 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 Please note there is a maximum of two books per household.SHARE YOUR LOVE OF BOOKS WITH FREE OFFER TO UNDER-5s was last modified: July 1st, 2016 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img

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