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Literacy Lab

Literacy Lab

Collaborative research practices, to understand and improve children and young people's literacy experiences and outcomes

Sharing Stories



In collaboration with Glasgow Life, the Sharing Stories project  connected families and communities in Glasgow with research on early language and literacy development.  Working closely with family support workers and the Glasgow Life team, research-informed, yet fun and practical online workshops were designed to engage families in early language research and promote community involvement.

Workshops included ‘Weans Brains’ on early brain development and the importance of early language input, ‘Looking for Clues at Storytime’ on book selection and dialogical reading practices and ‘Once Upon a Time in Glasgow’ on creating personally relevant stories with your child.

This project was funded by Carnegie UK, Wellcome and the Wolfson Foundation, though their Engaging Libraries programme.


Project Team:

Glasgow Life Reading and Literacy Team

Glasgow Life Family Support Workers

Dr Lynne Duncan and Dr Sarah McGeown (Researchers)



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