Scottish Book Trust launches Bookbug App

Scottish Book Trust launches Bookbug App
Scottish Book Trust has today unveiled its new Bookbug app, full of songs and nursery rhymes to help parents and early years professionals to share the benefits of Bookbug to encourage reading with their young children.

With the help of Bookbug practitioners and families across Scotland, Scottish Book Trust co-created the new app thanks to a grant from the Scottish Government to develop and deliver a digital strand to the Bookbug programme.

The Bookbug app is another way for children to experience Bookbug and access the benefits of the programme, incorporating songs, rhymes and stories into their day-to-day routine. The app will also allow families to find their nearest Bookbug session. 

Marc Lambert, Chief Executive Officer for the Scottish Book Trust, said: “We’re excited to launch the new Bookbug app as part of Scottish Book Trust’s wider digital strategy and our aim to be a digital leader in our field. 

“We trust the app will become a well-used aid for families and early years professionals who support them, building on and amplifying all the good Bookbug already does. Our thanks to Dubit for working with us to create this fantastic digital platform, which should be an asset to every parent and early years professional in Scotland.” 

The new Bookbug app is available to download for free from the App Store and Google Play, and includes the following features:

Library of Songs and Rhymes
Listen to your favourite songs and rhymes, learn the words and actions or just dance along. Song and rhymes will also be available in Scots and Gaelic.

Personalised Playlists
Build your own song and rhyme playlist, which is great for childminders and other practitioners planning their own Bookbug sessions or for different children in your service.

Find a Bookbug Session
Input your postcode to find your nearest Bookbug Session, so that you can enjoy a session with other families at their local library or community venue.

Songs are categorised to help you find suitable songs and rhymes
Instrumental versions are available allowing users to listen to or sing along in their own language
News and information about the Bookbug programme will also be available

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