Ideas from Early Years Experts

Lucinda speaking

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.

Continue reading

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.


Continue reading

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.


Continue reading

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.


Full Transcript

Continue reading

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.


Continue reading

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