Bookbug Explorer Bag Training

This training session offers practitioners an understanding of how to gift the Explorer Bag effectively, including how to excite children about books, stories and reading.

The Bookbug Explorer Bag is gifted to every three-year-old in Scotland in their ante-preschool year. The free Explorer Bag is packed with books, music, drawing materials and other resources to encourage parent and child interaction. Research shows us that the bags are most effective when parents and children are involved in the gifting process.

Course Aims and Objectives

This course will:

Course Details

Eligibility Criteria

Delegates must be both:

Upcoming training sessions

Anyone who meets the eligibility criteria is welcome to register for any of these training sessions. To book a space, simply click the location of the course you wish to attend. You will then be taken to Eventbrite to finalise your booking.

In order to ensure a fair spread of delegates, we ask that no more than two people from the same workplace attend one training date. You will be asked to withdraw from the session if you don't meet the eligibility criteria. If you have any questions about your specific circumstances, please get in touch.

September 2019

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November 2019

January 2020

February 2020

March 2020

More dates will be released on Monday 25 November 2019. Sign up for our regular Working with Bookbug(this will open in a new window) newsletter to be notified when training dates are released, or view the rest of our Bookbug training courses.(this will open in a new window)

Please note, in order to make best use of our funding, we are only able to offer a very limited number of in-house training sessions for specific groups of professionals, in certain geographical locations. We would strongly encourage organisations who would like their staff to be trained to apply for places in one of our open training sessions listed above.

If you would like further information or to request an in-house training session, please contact us on bookbug@scottishbooktrust.com(this will open in a new window) or 0131 524 0179.