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Bookbug for foster carers, kinship carers and adoptive parents

This training provides carers with the knowledge, tools and resources to be able to confidently bring elements of Bookbug Sessions into their home to support children’s development, including language and literacy.

The training will demonstrate practical activities for carers to encourage bonding, interaction and to help support relationship development in their homes.

Course aims and objectives

This course will:

Course Details

Course Length: 3 hours

Cost: Funded

Eligibility Criteria

Delegates must be both:

Upcoming training sessions

Due to the ongoing situation with COVID-19, Scottish Book Trust are postponing all training sessions until the end of March 2020 and are not planning to arrange any new training dates at the moment. Please read Scottish Book Trust's statement(this will open in a new window) for more information. Webinars will continue to take place. Please sign up to our 'Working with Bookbug' newsletter(this will open in a new window) to be alerted when new training dates are available.

There are currently no upcoming training sessions for Bookbug for foster carers, kinship carers and adoptive parents.

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

If you would like further information or you would like to arrange a training session for a group of foster carers, kinship carers or adoptive parents, please contact us on bookbug@scottishbooktrust.com(this will open in a new window) or 0131 524 0179.

Feedback from delegates

“Gets you thinking how doing simple things can make your life as a foster carer easier.” Foster Carer

“Yes, very useful. Although more designed for younger years, it can be adapted to kids who have not had early years learning.” Foster Carer

“Enjoyed all the singing, interaction and learning how something so simple can change a child and help them learn and develop.” Foster Carer

“Bookbug training was amazing, one of the most effective training workshops I have ever been on. The trainer was outstanding and made you believe that you had the skills to empower families. The emphasis on bonding and attachment was totally in line with the ethos of our Fostering & Adoption Team.” Social Worker