Bookstart Superbox Conference 2017: Reading, Talking, Sharing

The annual Bookstart Superbox Conference 2017 is now open for booking

Exploring the theme Reading, Talking, Sharing, this year we welcome keynote speaker Professor Kathy Goouch, Professor of Early Education at Canterbury Christ Church University.

Kathy will present: Tell, Talk, Tattle: how talking with and about books can support literacy from birth.

You can book your place via Eventbrite for the Superbox 2017 Conference for the following dates: 

Thursday 19 October at Springfield Hotel, Holywell

Thursday 26 October at Court Coleman Hotel, Bridgend

The conference will include a carousel of best practice, with contributions from frontline practitioners from across Wales, a keynote speaker and a choice of workshops.

Download a PDF with more details here.

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What is Superbox?

Superbox supports early years practitioners to inspire children and families across Wales to enjoy books and reading together.

Superbox, part of the Bookstart programme, equips practitioners with the skills and resources to:

  • Promote shared reading in their settings
  • Encourage parents and carers to read and enjoy books with their children
  • Use books creatively in early years sessions

Superbox workshop

How does it work?

The Superbox conference brings together early years professionals such as play workers, early language specialists, librarians, nursery workers and Superbox bookshealth visitors working with 0-5-year-olds. The conference focuses on sharing good practice and giving delegates plenty of new ideas to use in their settings.

Everyone attending on the day takes home a special Bookstart Superbox Baby and Bookstart Superbox Early Years pack.

These Superboxes contain multiple copies of the current Bookstart books, along with resources to lead creative and engaging sessions.

Having access to multiple copies of the books opens up a range of possibilities for exciting activities to engage families.

Superbox 2016 feedback and resources

The best training day I've attended in a very long time.

Superbox 2016 delegate

Inspiring storytelling ideas and ideas for parent workshops.

Superbox 2016 delegate

Great speakers who really understood delegate needs.

Superbox 2016 delegate

Superbox 2016 resources

An A4 bilingual activity sheet for each book

Clip-Clop by Nicola Smee; Pi-po Parc! by Emily Bolam; Sometimes I Feel Sunny by Gillian Shields; Mor Hyfryd Ywā€™r Byd (What a Wonderful World) as sung by Louis Armstrong.

Superbox 2016 resources

Tips for running a Superbox session

Advice from practitioners who have run Superbox and Storytime sessions.

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National Bookstart Week 2017 resources