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Tracy Talks: Repetition

Tracy Cooper highlights the importance of repeating songs and rhymes over and over again, and shares some tips to keep families engaged.

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See a family read Penguin by Polly Dunbar

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If You're Happy and You Know It

Actions, sound effects and plenty of interaction make this a delightful family reading experience!

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Tracy Talks: Face-to-Face Interaction

Tracy Cooper discusses the importance of face-to-face songs and how you can work them into your Bookbug sessions.

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Off to the Park

There are some lovely moments of interaction in this video. Liam’s mum invites him to come and share a book, and he dips in and out of the activity. He starts the book, but immediately wants to turn the pages. His mum is so responsive and follows his interest.

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Tracy Talks: Pacing in Your Bookbug Sessions

Early Years Development Manager Tracy Cooper discusses the importance of getting the pacing just right in your Bookbug Sessions

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Tracy Talks: How to Make Your Bookbug Sessions Welcoming and Inclusive

Easy ways to ensure all families feel welcome and at ease at Bookbug sessions

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Nicholas Dowdall

Nicholas Dowdall: How Book Sharing Supports Language Development and Family Bonding

Nicholas Dowdall, Doctoral researcher at Oxford University, explores the positive outcomes of book sharing initiatives in impoverished cultures

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Sabine Bonewitz

Sabine Bonewitz: How Picture Books Help Build Communities

Sabine Bonewitz, Head of the Family and Kindergarden Unit at the German Reading Foundation, explores the importance of picture books as a way of bringing families and communities together.


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Rowena Seabrook

Rowena Seabrook: Exploring Human Rights with Children

Rowena Seabrook, Human Rights Education Manager at Amnesty International UK, explains how picture books help us to explore human rights issues with children

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