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Recent posts by Kate Caldwell

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    East Renfrewshire takes on Bookbug's Library Challenge!

    This week Joyce Wallace tells us all about Bookbug’s Library Challenge at Neilston Library: At Neilston Library in East Renfrewshire we have had great success with Bookbug’s Library Challenge and this year we have had more children than ever collecting all seven certificates! Our sessions are great...

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  • Reading and Writing

    We talk about the importance of reading with young children and babies, but how often do we also talk about the importance of involving young children in writing experiences? Reading and writing develop alongside each other. It’s important not to separate the two important skills. As we become an...

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    Holiday Reading Recommendations

    With the school holidays on the way, the Bookbug team have devised a wee list of summer picture book reads. Perfect for sunny and rainy days! Sharing a Shell – Julia Donaldson & Lydia Monks The little hermit crab loves his new shell and doesn’t want to share it. But it’s only when his friends...

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  • Bookbug Session

    ‘Fàilte’ to Gaelic Bookbug Sessions

    A recent development in the Bookbug world is the introduction in some areas of Gaelic Bookbug sessions. Argyll and Bute Council has been involved with the Bookbug programme since 2007 and in June 2011 started delivering Gaelic Bookbugs sessions in Oban. This has now been extended to Appin and...

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  • Bookbug Week

    Help Bookbug Celebrate Bookbug Week

    Bookbug week is now in full swing and the week of events kicked off in true style with an excellent flagship event in South Lanarkshire last Friday. Hundreds of families made their way to Rutherglen Library to help Bookbug celebrate Creative Scotland’s Summer of Song and the Olympic Torch Relay in...

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  • Olympic Torch

    The Torch is on its Way!

    This year Bookbug Week will take place between June 8th and June 15th. We’re celebrating the Bookbug programme with a whole week of free, special events linked to Creative Scotland’s Summer of Song and the Olympic Torch Relay in Scotland. Visit the Bookbug Week section of our website to find out...

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  • Bookbug Baby

    Goldilocks, babies, books and something that’s ‘just right’

    I’ve always had a firm belief in the power of fairytales. I love the tradition of stories that have been passed down throughout the years. I love the trickery, the magic, the adventure and the well-hidden moral that is woven into each tale. Fairytales have a unique way of offering insight, or even...

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  • Kids at Party

    It's Party Time in South Lanarkshire!

    Families in South Lanarkshire can now give their children (0-8yrs) a party to remember in Rutherglen Library. They can choose to have a Pirate, Princess or Teddy Bear’s Picnic themed party. Party leaders keep the children entertained throughout the party with craft activities, games, face painting...

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  • Parenting Across Scotland Essays

    When we talk about the early years, we have to inevitably consider the parents. If we can reach the parents, then we reach the children. But the job of the parent isn’t easy. And likewise, there seems to be a fair share of condemning headlines these days accusing parents about a lack of ability to...

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  • Language is caught – not taught

    Marc Lambert, Scottish Book Trust CEO, recently wrote an opinion piece about why the teaching of reading and writing should be deferred a few years. Marc reminds us that “teaching someone to read does not make them a reader”. In fact, attempting to teach reading and writing before children are...

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