Blog Posts tagged: research

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Why book sharing is about much more than literacy

Spending time sharing books with children has many valuable benefits, as our Early Years expert, Tracy Cooper, explains.

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Why it's never too early to share stories with your baby

Early Years expert, Tracy Cooper, explains the benefits of sharing stories and songs with your baby both pre-and post-birth.

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ABC and 123: Laying the Foundations of Numeracy in the Early Years

Early Years expert, Tracy Cooper, explores a few ways to introduce numeracy into everyday conversation with little ones

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Making Friends: How Babies and Children Engage with Others

The theme of Bookbug Week this year is Bookbug's Friends. Early Years expert, Tracy Cooper, explores how babies begin forming friendships from birth.

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5 Ways to Keep Children Engaged at Storytime

Don't worry if your little one appears to be losing interest in book-sharing - our Early Years expert, Tracy Cooper, is on hand with different ways to help keep children engaged in stories.

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Quality over Quantity: Why It’s Important to Talk WITH Babies – Not TO Them

Discover why conversation between an adult and a child is actually more important to language development than the number of words a child hears.

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The Lasting Legacy of a Cuddle

New research shows the long-lasting impact of physical touch on child development.

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A Book in the Hand and a Song in the Heart: How Stories and Songs Reside in Children's Long-Term Memory

Early Years expert, Tracy Cooper, explores how the songs, rhymes, and stories that we share with babies will take up permanent residence in their brains for years to come.

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Supporting Children with Reading Comprehension Difficulties

Reading Comprehension Impairment (RCI) is a reading difficulty where someone has the ability to decode words and their meanings, but struggles significantly with comprehension. In this blog post, Dr Sarah McGeown explores RCI and explores what can be done to help.

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Learning Words and Loving Pictures

Tracy Cooper asks whether word learning should be the primary goal of reading with children

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