Talking Early Years
Join June O’Sullivan in discussion with the Book Trust’s CEO, Diana Gerald who helps transform lives by getting children and families reading.
With a deep understanding of the role that education plays in creating opportunity, which is at the heart of BookTrust’s work, Diana talks about how she got the best job in the world and how challenging it can be to get children to read, despite the golden age and the rich diversity of books available.
Here, June O’Sullivan and Helen Moylett discuss why cultural capital should be inclusive and driven by language and literacy whereby everyone, regardless of their background, has something valid to contribute and that the interaction between children and their families is where they will learn the best.
June O’Sullivan meets Dr Lala Manners who has enjoyed a long and varied career in the field of Early Years movement studies and physical development: as a teacher, trainer, educator, consultant, researcher, author and broadcaster. They debate the importance of practitioners engaging in physical development and overcoming the fear by getting ‘stuck in’ whilst allowing children to just be.