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Mum and daughters reading together

The Bus is for Us

A mum reads Michael Rosen's The Bus is For Us, part of this year's Bookbug Explorer Bag

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Baby with book

This Little Baby

Babies love to look at pictures of other babies. You can see the baby really focussing on the pictures in this book. She coos and gurgles along, and wiggles her arms and legs – all signs that she’s enjoying the book.

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Mother reading with two sons

Dinosaur Roar

Do dinosaurs roar? Do dinosaurs squeak? This book of opposites will engage and delight children.

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Dad reading with daughter

The Crocodile Who Didn't Like Water

This story is about a crocodile who doesn’t fit in. A few pictures at the beginning of the story give a clue that he might be a bit different – notice how the dad in the video draws his daughter’s attention to this subtle hint before they start.

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Mum and daughter reading together

Who's That?

Photograph books are lots of fun and very interesting for children. They are a great choice for families who speak more than one language as you can talk about the pictures on the page in any language. The mum and daughter in this video are sharing the book together in Gaelic.

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Mother reading with daughter

The Something

This book is full of excitement and mystery! In this video, Mum really uses her voice to bring the book to life, add suspense and excitement to the story and engage her son.

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Mother and father reading to baby

Very First Nursery Rhymes

There are lots of different nursery rhymes in this book but you don’t have to read them all in one go. The family in this video choose a few rhymes and songs and share some of their favourites.

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Mother reading with two children

Say Goodnight Like This

A mum and her two children read Say Goodnight Like This, part of Bookbug's Toddler Bag

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Vivienne Smith

Dr. Vivienne Smith: How Reading Supports Mental Wellbeing

University of Strathclyde Senior Lecturer Vivienne Smith talks about the many benefits of reading, including how it can help maintain mental health and promotes empathy

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Vivienne Smith

Dr. Vivienne Smith: Reading as a Playful Act

University of Strathclyde Senior Lecturer Vivienne Smith has a novel approach to getting kids to embrace reading

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