Ideas from Early Years Experts

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


Continue reading

Bookbug's Birthday Film

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

Continue reading

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.

Continue reading

Nick Sharratt

Nick Sharratt: What's Great About Picture Books

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

Continue reading

Margaret Clark: How Health Visitors Can Help

How health visitors can help parents encourage young children to learn

Continue reading

Andrew Manches: Using Technology to Help Kids Learn

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

Continue reading

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.

Continue reading

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.

Continue reading

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.

Continue reading

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.

Continue reading