Ideas from Early Years Experts

Bookbug's Birthday Film

Parents and teachers from Forthview Primary in Edinburgh talk about why they love Bookbug

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Tom Bonnick

Tom Bonnick: What Makes a Good (and Bad!) Reading App

Nosy Crow's Business Development Manager on what to look for in a reading app.

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Nick Sharratt

Nick Sharratt: What's Great About Picture Books

The children's author and illustrator on the magic of picture books and drawing

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Margaret Clark: How Health Visitors Can Help

How health visitors can help parents encourage young children to learn

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Andrew Manches: Using Technology to Help Kids Learn

How parents can use digital technology as learning tools for small children

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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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