The keynote speakers at the 2011 Early Years conference, which focused on the development of literary skills, answer questions posed by the early years team.
Sue Palmer, an independent literacy specialist, looks at the links between music and literacy in Finnish schools.
The Big Noise programme, which aims to transform lives through music, is being introduced to early years children.
Tracy Lowe, an early years trainer with the Scottish Book Trust, introduces the Trust's Bookbug programme which aims to develop a love of books and reading amongst Scottish children.
An introduction to the provision of Gaelic medium education in the early years.
Lorraine Faccini of Education Scotland's assessment team discusses quality assurance and moderation in the early years.
The Minister for Children and Young People discusses the Scottish Government's programme for the early years.
The Digital Childhoods Open Days, organised in Spring 2011 for the Scottish Universities' Insight Institute, looked at the effects of technology on young children's learning and creativity.