Ideas from Early Years Experts

Vivienne Smith

Dr. Vivienne Smith: How Reading Supports Mental Wellbeing

University of Strathclyde Senior Lecturer Vivienne Smith talks about the many benefits of reading, including how it can help maintain mental health and promotes empathy

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Vivienne Smith

Dr. Vivienne Smith: Reading as a Playful Act

University of Strathclyde Senior Lecturer Vivienne Smith has a novel approach to getting kids to embrace reading

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Advice for Bookbug Session Leaders

Tips and hints to boost the confidence of Bookbug Session Leaders.

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Songs and Rhymes to Support Speech Development

A speech and language therapist provides practical tips about including songs and rhymes in a Bookbug Session

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Sharron Brown

Welcoming Families to Bookbug Sessions

Sharron Brown, Fife Bookbug Co-ordinator, shares ideas on how to make families feel welcome at Bookbug Sessions.

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Suzanne Zeedyk

The Importance of Interaction

Dr Suzanne Zeedyk talks about the importance of interaction and how babies are tuned in to other people and use this to help them learn.

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Suzanne Zeedyk

Baby Brain Development

Dr Suzanne Zeedyk talks about baby brain development and how babies are making sense of the world.

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Tim Porteus

Including Dads in a Bookbug Session

Tim Porteus, Dads co-ordinator with Midlothian Sure Start and registered Story Teller shares some ideas about how we can ensure dads are included in Bookbug Sessions

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Judy speaking

Planning a Bookbug Session

Judy Fielding, Freelance Early Years Music and Story Specialist, tells us how she plans a Bookbug Session and gives lots of tips on what to include.

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Lucinda speaking

Singing in your Bookbug Session

Lucinda Geoghegan, Education Director from the National Youth Choir of Scotland, gives some key tips to boost the confidence of Bookbug Session Leaders.

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