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Music and Early Literacy

In this session, delegates will explore using musical activities to support language and literacy development with children in the early years.

Babies and children love music. Music is a useful form of self-expression which can inspire participation, interaction and movement while also supporting the development of early literacy skills. In this session, delegates will explore the theory and evidence supporting the use of music with children in the early years. Throughout the session, there will be the opportunity to join in with practical activities, including songs, rhymes and games, all of which can be repeated at nursery or in the home.

Course aims and objectives

This course will:

Course details

Course Length: 2 hours

Cost: Funded

Eligibility criteria

Delegates must be working or volunteering with children aged 0-5 years.

This training course is aimed early years/nursery staff, library staff, play leaders, health staff, prison visitor centre staff, staff/volunteers at charities and childminders.

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. Please note that you will be asked to withdraw from the session if you don't meet the eligibility criteria.

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.