Ideas from Early Years Experts

Nicholas Dowdall

Nicholas Dowdall: How Book Sharing Supports Language Development and Family Bonding

Nicholas Dowdall, Doctoral researcher at Oxford University, explores the positive outcomes of book sharing initiatives in impoverished cultures

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Sabine Bonewitz

Sabine Bonewitz: How Picture Books Help Build Communities

Sabine Bonewitz, Head of the Family and Kindergarden Unit at the German Reading Foundation, explores the importance of picture books as a way of bringing families and communities together.

 

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Rowena Seabrook

Rowena Seabrook: Exploring Human Rights with Children

Rowena Seabrook, Human Rights Education Manager at Amnesty International UK, explains how picture books help us to explore human rights issues with children

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Annie Kubler: The Importance of Inclusivity in Picture Books

Annie Kubler, illustrator and Art Director at children’s publisher Child’s Play explains why it’s important for every child to be able to see themselves in picture books

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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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