Ideas from Early Years Experts

Vivian French, children’s author

Vivian French: The Beauty of Rhyme

Vivian French, children’s author, acknowledges the benefits of rhyme – children love rhyme, and things we hear in rhyme are much easier to remember.

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Karyn McCluskey, Director of the Scottish Violence Reduction Unit

Karyn McCluskey: How Books and Reading Can Make Scotland Better

Karyn McCluskey is the Director of the Scottish Violence Reduction Unit. Her passion is for reducing violence and making Scotland a better society.

She recognises that the early years play an important part in this – especially the mellow time that reading aloud promotes.

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Dr. Suzanne Zeedyk

Dr. Suzanne Zeedyk: How Books Help Children Learn About the World

Dr. Suzanne Zeedyk shares her thoughts on how children are learning about the world – and how books support this.

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Tam Baillie, Scotland’s Commissioner for Children and Young People

Tam Baillie: The Parent-Child Relationship

Tam Baillie, Scotland’s Commissioner for Children and Young People, recognises that the relationship between parent and child is at the core of development.

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