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.
Glasgow Life Reading and Literacy Team
Glasgow Life Family Support Workers
Dr Lynne Duncan and Dr Sarah McGeown (Researchers)