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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.

Bookbug for the Home is a flexible approach that can be used to engage families in one to one interactions or in small groups. 

The training 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.

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.

View our most recent evaluation on the benefits of Bookbug for the Home.

Course aims and objectives

This course will:

Course details

Course Length: 3 hours

Cost: Funded

Eligibility criteria

Delegates must be both:

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

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.

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.

March 2020

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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 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.