Bookbug for the Home Training

This training is for professionals or volunteers working one-to-one or in small groups with families who would benefit from extra support with song, rhyme and book sharing.

Bookbug for the Home is for professionals or volunteers working with families that would benefit from extra support with song, rhyme and book sharing. Bookbug for the Home is a flexible approach that can be used to engage families in one to one interactions or in small groups. Typical Bookbug for the Home delegates are members of health visiting teams, family support workers, social workers, social work assistants, speech and language therapists and other family outreach workers.

The course consists of two sessions. The first session provides the delegate with all of the theoretical and practical knowledge and resources they will need to try Bookbug activities in a family’s home or in a small group. The second session is an opportunity for delegates to share their experiences and gain advice and support from their trainer and their peers.

Please note: this type of training does not train you to run full 30-minute Bookbug Sessions with groups. If you are interested in delivering Bookbug Sessions, please see our page on Bookbug Session Leader training.

Course aims and objectives

This course will:

Course details

Course Length: Session one: 3 hours and Session two: 2 months later, 1 ½ hours (attendance is required at both)

Cost: Funded

Delegate Numbers: 8 to 15 people

Eligibility criteria

Delegates must be both:

Applying for a Bookbug training course

Check back in September for details of all the Bookbug training sessions taking place across Scotland in autumn 2019, and apply for a place! Anyone who meets our eligibility criteria for the course is welcome to apply for any of these training sessions.

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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.