Price Free / Fully Funded
Delivery Type Face to face
Training Provider Scottish Book Trust

Music and Early Literacy

Babies and children love music. Music is a useful form of self-expression that 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:

- Help practitioners to understand how music supports literacy and language development, and why children respond to music

- Encourage the use of a range of musical activities with children to help support literacy and language development

- Provide ideas for practical activities to develop children’s literacy and language skills, including songs, rhymes and music games


Eligibility Criteria

Delegates must be working with children aged 0-5 years


Course Length: 2 hours

Delegate Numbers: 12 to 20 people


Attending or Arranging a Training Session:

Visit or contact 0131 541 2342

Training Provider Overview

Scottish Book Trust is a national charity that believes books, reading and writing have the power to change lives. From introducing books and storytelling to pre-school children to inspiring and empowering adult readers and writers, we believe it’s never too early – or too late – to begin a magical journey with words.

We deliver a range of programmes across Scotland including Bookbug, Read, Write, Count, the First Minister’s Reading Challenge, Live Literature and Book Week Scotland to create and nurture a lifelong love of reading and writing.

Scottish Book Trust provides high-quality Bookbug CPL courses to support professionals to ensure that stories, songs and rhymes are part of every baby and young child’s life. Each course is evidence-informed and links to current early years policy and initiatives. Our training is a blend of theory, research and policy with practical activities and group discussions. All our courses are delivered with a fun and relaxed approach and include resources to support the key messages of training.

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Training Provider Contact Details

Provider Name: Scottish Book Trust

Telephone: 0131 541 2342



Quality Assurance

Our Bookbug training courses are evidence informed. We constantly review the content of our training to ensure that the activities, examples and information are up to date. We monitor our courses for quality through delegate evaluation forms. If you have any questions, or concerns, please contact