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Upcoming Bookbug training and webinars

Scottish Book Trust offers funded training courses to support early years professionals and volunteers to make sure that stories, songs and rhymes are part of every baby and young child’s life.

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Our highly rated training is a blend of practical activities, group discussions and up-to-date research and policy information, with a fun and relaxed approach.

All Bookbug training is funded and offered at no cost to the delegate. Please check you meet the eligibility criteria before applying or registering for a course.

Previous webinar recordings

Recordings of some of our previous webinars are available to watch now on demand.

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Upcoming webinars

Webinar: Books, stories and sustainability for little ones

Wednesday 27 October 2021, 4 - 5pm

No one is too small to make a difference - a webinar to mark the UN Climate Change Conference 2021

Join us for a practical, insightful and hopeful webinar, with practical ideas for sharing books and stories to connect young children (3-7 years) with the environment and their place within it. This webinar is suitable for early years practitioners, Primary 1 and 2 class teachers and anyone interested in promoting sustainability through sharing books and stories with children.

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Webinar: Picture books – Aloud and Alive!

Tuesday 2 November 2021, 10am -11am

This lively webinar, for those working with children from 0 – 5 years old, will build your confidence and give you fresh ideas and inspiration on how to share picture books with children.

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Webinar: Gifting the Bookbug Baby and Toddler Bags for Health Visiting Teams

Wednesday 3 November 2021, 10am - 11am

This one hour webinar will support members of health visiting teams and others to gift the Bookbug Baby and Toddler bags to families. This webinar will take place on MS Teams. A recorded version of this webinar is also available.

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Webinar: Gifting the Bookbug Explorer Bag

This webinar is for staff from nurseries, early years settings or libraries who are involved in gifting the Explorer Bags. A recorded version of this webinar is available.

Upcoming online training

Online Training: Bookbug Session Leader refresher training

This refresher training session offers support to existing leaders to improve their Bookbug Sessions.

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Online Training: Bookbug for the Home refresher training

This online training session offers support to practitioners who are already using the Bookbug for the Home approach with families.

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Online Training: Bookbug Session Leader training

Bookbug Session Leader training is for those who plan to deliver Bookbug Sessions(this will open in a new window) (free song, rhyme and book sessions) in libraries or other community venues with groups of children (0-5 years) with their mums, dads or carers. Places on this course are awarded through an application process. We will be open for applications for Bookbug Session Leader training on Monday 1 November 2021. Find the course details and information on how to apply below.

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Online Training: Bookbug for the Home training

This online training session for practitioners and volunteers working in the community to support individual families. The training will enable them to enhance their family support work with songs, rhymes and stories. Places on this course are awarded through an application process. We will be open for applications for Bookbug for the Home training on Monday 1 November 2021. Find the course details and information on how to apply below.

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Face to face training

Due to the ongoing situation with the Coronavirus pandemic, Scottish Book Trust is not running any face to face training at the moment. Please read Scottish Book Trust's statement for more information.

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