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Primary school pupils could face formal testing at the age of seven as part of a package of Government measures aimed at tackling underachievement.
More than 700,000 four- and five-year-olds will be given a free picture book to celebrate Booktime's tenth birthday.
Children from Royal Mile Nursery in Edinburgh were among those celebrating the books shortlisted for the Scottish Children's Book Awards.
New grants have been awarded to schools that achieved top marks in the phonics screening check.
The charity is calling for more investment in the early years to prevent children, particularly those that are disadvantaged, falling behind in language development.
Illustrator and writer Chris Riddell was named the ninth Waterstones Children’s Laureate at a ceremony in London on Tuesday.
Experts have cast doubt on the popular belief that dyslexia is a visual disorder, as a new large-scale study suggests dyslexia is not linked to eyesight problems.
Country singer Dolly Parton has released a video to promote the expansion of her reading programme for under-fives.
An early years literacy scheme has helped pre-school children that were falling behind to catch up with their peers.
Ministers want schools to set up book clubs and arrange library membership for all seven- and eight-year-olds to help boost children’s reading skills.
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