Get Ready For Words Up Wednesdays!

For the nWords Up Logoext 6 weeks the Speech and Language Therapy (SLT) team are hosting an exciting weekly opportunity to focus on one of the Words Up key messages. You’ll be able to watch a short video presentation online and have the chance to reflect and discuss with members of the SLT team live afterwards.

This week’s key message is Pause and Wait. Please watch the video found HERE sometime prior to joining the live Q&A session on Wednesday, 1.30pm – 2.15pm.

Possible aspects to consider are:

  • Can you think about when this key message might be difficult?
  • Are there areas of the setting/curriculum that would be easier or more difficult to use this key message in?
  • Are there any barriers to putting it in place?
  • Are there any children this might not work for/be more difficult with?
  • How does this link to Realising the Ambition?

We hope you will join to share your thoughts and ask the SLT team any questions you may have relating to the video or from your own experience of applying the key messages in practice within your setting or with your own family.

Look out for the link to the live session which will be posted on Wednesday morning.


Today – Live Bookbug Session!


This Bookbug Week is Bookbug’s 10th birthday and they are celebrating with a special LIVE Bookbug session today, Friday 22 May at 10am.

An extravaganza of songs, rhymes and, of course, a lovely story which your families can access here

It’s also a great chance for practitioners to observe a bookbug session in action and pick up some techniques.

Scotland Learns


Education Scotland is now offering a range of ideas and suggestions of activities to help parents and carers support their child’s learning at home. You can access this on the  National Improvement Hub.

The activities are aimed at a variety of ages and new activities will be added each week.  Activities for nursery and P1 children encourage playing together, having fun and don’t require lots of resources.

Parents and carers can sign up for a weekly newsletter which has additional ideas, hints and tips and links to other useful resources.

You may wish to share this with your parents/carers alongside the Bumps to Bairns daily tips.