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Bookbug for the Home training

This course is for professionals or volunteers working with families who would benefit from extra support with song, rhyme and book sharing.

Due to the ongoing situation with the Coronavirus Pandemic we have postponed all face-to-face training sessions until further notice, however we have adapted our Bookbug for the Home training to be delivered online.

Bookbug for the Home is a flexible approach that can be used in family support to encourage parents and carers to read, sing and rhyme. The training course is aimed at practitioners and volunteers who do not have experience of doing songs, rhymes and stories with families.The training provides all of the theoretical and practical knowledge and resources they will need to deliver Bookbug activities in a family’s home or remotely using digital means.

This 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. If you are already a trained Bookbug Session Leader, this training is not suitable for you because it is aimed at practitioners with a lower level of experience.

Groups will be limited to 10 people, and anyone who meets the eligibility criteria is welcome. To book a space, simply click on the upcoming dates below and finalise your booking via Eventbrite.

Course aims and objectives

This course will:

Eligibility criteria

Delegates must be:

This training course is aimed at members of health visiting teams, family support workers, social workers and social work assistants, speech and language therapists, prison visitor centre staff and other family outreach workers, as well as volunteers who work in such capacities.

Course details

Course Length: 5 hours & 30 minutes, comprised of

Cost: Funded at no cost for participants

Upcoming online training sessions

Click on the following links to register for a set of training dates. Attendance is required at both session to complete Bookbug for the Home training. You can't mix and match dates.

Accessing the training session - technical requirements

To attend this session you will need -

What to expect at an online training session

In our online training courses, you need to have a device that connects to the internet with working audio, camera and microphone. The trainer and other delegates will be able to see you and speak with you directly and you will be able to directly participate. The number of people attending is limited to a maximum of 10 people.

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If you would like further information please contact us on bookbugtraining@scottishbooktrust.com(this will open in a new window) or 0131 524 0179.