Early Years Matters Issue 1 (autumn 2011)

Developing literacy in the early years

Photo of two children poring over a book outdoors

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.


Tuning into literacy

Photograph of toddlers listening to a man play a guitarSue Palmer, an independent literacy specialist, looks at the links between music and literacy in Finnish schools.

Making a Big Noise in nursery

Photograph of a young girl holding drumsticksThe Big Noise programme, which aims to transform lives through music, is being introduced to early years children.

Supporting early literacy with the youngest of Scotland's citizens

Photograph of a toddler reading a picture book by herselfTracy 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.

Foghlam tro mheadhan na Gaidhlig / Gaelic medium education

Photo of two children reading a book on a tableAn introduction to the provision of Gaelic medium education in the early years.

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