Bookbug Explorer Bag Training - Inverness, Highland - November 2019

Bookbug Explorer Bag Training - Inverness, Highland - November 2019

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Inverness Chamber of Commerce

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31-33, High Street



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Bookbug Explorer Bag Training: Making the most of your gifting events

About the Training

This training session offers practitioners an understanding of how to gift the Explorer Bag effectively, including how to excite children about books, stories and reading.

The Bookbug Explorer Bag is gifted to every three-year-old in Scotland in their ante-preschool year. The free Explorer Bag is packed with books, music, drawing materials and other resources to encourage parent and child interaction. Research shows us that the bags are most effective when parents and children are involved in the gifting process.

Course Aims and Objectives

  • Give practitioners an understanding of how to gift the Explorer Bag effectively, including how to excite children about books, stories and reading
  • Improve understanding of how to engage parents in Bookbug bag gifting and why this is important
  • Give ideas of practical activities that will build excitement before gifting the bags
  • Highlight key messages about book sharing to pass on parents
  • Show how the Explorer bag links to GIRFEC and Curriculum for Excellence

Eligibility Criteria

Delegates must be both:

  • Staff from nurseries, early years settings or libraries
  • Involved in gifting the Explorer Bags to three-year-olds

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.

By registering for this training, you confirm that:

  • You have read our eligibility criteria and you are eligible to apply for this training course
  • You understand that if found to be ineligible, you will be asked to withdraw.
  • In order to monitor the effectiveness of our training and the provision of Bookbug across Scotland, we require all trainees who have attended a funded Bookbug training course to provide us with feedback on an annual basis. To facilitate this process we will share your contact details with the Bookbug Coordinator in your Local Authority. Bookbug Coordinators and Scottish Book Trust will only contact you in relation to Bookbug training, local Bookbug programme updates and to request your feedback. By attending a funded Bookbug training course you are consenting to your data being shared in this way.

If you have any questions about your specific circumstances, please get in touch.

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Course Details

Course Length: 1 ½ hours.
Cost: Places on this session are funded by Scottish Book Trust and there is no cost for participants.

For more information on this training session, please contact or phone 0131 524 0179.

About the Bookbug Programme

Bookbug gifts free book bags to every baby, toddler, 3 and 5-year old in Scotland. We also run free Bookbug Sessions across the country. These story, song and rhyme sessions encourage positive interaction between parents and children. Bookbug is Scottish Book Trust’s Early Years Programme.