Talking Early Years: June O'Sullivan and Laura Henry

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Aug 26 2020 36 mins  

June O’Sullivan meets leading, award-winning expert in Early Years education, Laura Henry.

Join them for a cuppa where they discuss the power of literacy for children’s long term learning and development, multi-generational relationships and the inspiration behind Laura's book; JoJo and Gran Gran which has become the first British-made animated TV show for CBeebies centred around the lives of a black family.

The programme has since won legions of fans, with parents taking to Twitter to applaud the step towards greater diversity. The character of Gran Gran is loosely based upon Laura's own grandmother, Marie Helenac, who came to the UK from St Lucia in the 1950s.