Ideas from Early Years Experts

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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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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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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What should we sing with young children?

Lucinda Geoghegan, Education Director from the National Youth Choir of Scotland, talks about what we should sing and gives some tips on best practice if you’re leading a Bookbug Session.

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Why is singing important for children?

Lucinda Geoghegan, Education Director from the National Youth Choir of Scotland, talks about why we should sing with children.

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Dr Emma Watson

Dr. Emma Watson: How Reading Can Help Children Achieve Goals

Dr. Emma Watson explores how books and reading can help Scottish children break down barriers and achieve their aspirations.

 

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Douglas Guest

Douglas Guest: Engaging Dads in the Early Years

Douglas Guest, of Fathers Network Scotland, provides an insight into Year of the Dad and the importance of engaging dads and father figures in the early years.

 

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Dr. Barbora Skarabela: The Role of Baby-Talk Words

Dr. Barbora Skarabela, a linguist at the University of Edinburgh, on the role of baby-talk words in early language learning.

 

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Katrina Lucas: Using Scots in the Early Years

Former Scots Language Coordinator, Katrina Lucas, on practical ways to introduce Scots to an early years audience.

 

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Neil Mathers

Neil Mathers: How Poverty Threatens Children’s Rights

Neil Mathers of Save the Children examines the scale of poverty in Scotland and how we can begin to bridge the attainment gap for our children

 

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