• 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.


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  • 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


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  • Mother and father reading Say Hello Like This to their baby

    Say Hello Like This

    This book is all about having fun with the animal voices. Use your best silly voices like the dad in this video, and enjoy your child’s reaction. Like the family in the video, you can also add a few actions, like bouncing or jumping.

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  • mother and child reading Peekaboo Farm

    Peekaboo Farm!

    Peekaboo Farm is a bright and attractive book. The big flaps and sturdy board are perfect for small hands to handle. Like the mum in this video, give your baby lots of time to explore the pages, practice opening and closing flaps, and turning the pages.

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  • Grandfather reading Pants with his granddaughter


    Pants is a hilarious, rhyming, read-aloud book. Curl up like the Grandad and his Granddaughter in this video and enjoy laughing at all the different people and animals that you see. You could try talking about the different colours, patterns, and pictures of pants on every page!

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  • Owl Babies

    This picture book is a classic. Notice how the mum in this video reads the book in a nice calm and reassuring tone - it’s a very gentle read aloud, perfect for bedtime.

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