Learning about Scotland helps children to develop a sense of who they are and their place in the world. It is at the heart of Curriculum for Excellence for all children in Scotland, and this includes learning about Scotland's culture, stories, people and places, past, present, future, and languages.
Exploring Scots language is an important part of this learning. Scots is the official name of a West Germanic language spoken by some people in Scotland. Often mistakenly called slang, Scots is recognised as a language in its own right by the Scottish and UK Governments and the European Union. You can learn more about Scots on the Knowledge of Language website.
'Jordan's New Jaiket' (by Matthew Fitt and illustrated by Ross Collins) has been especially written in Scots for you to read and enjoy with your child.
Click on the image below to read the book online.
You can also download 'Jordan's New Jaiket' as a PDF file.PDF file: Jordan's New Jaiket (748 KB)