Bookstart is a national programme that encourages all parents and carers to enjoy books with their children from as early an age as possible.
Bookstart aims to provide a free pack of books to every baby in the UK, to inspire, stimulate and create a love of reading that will give children a flying start in life. But most of all we want to show that books are fun.
- Bookstart Baby Packs (0 - 12 months)
All families with babies aged 0 - 12 months are eligible to receive a free Bookstart Baby Pack.
The content varies, but will include two board books, a rhyme sheet and a booklet of tips and ideas for sharing books.
- My Bookstart Treasure Pack (3 - 4 years)
Telford & Wrekin Libraries are currently gifting Treasure Packs to children born between 1 September 2013 and 31 August 2014. This is through your child's pre-school setting.
Inside is a picture book for families to share, plus a friendly booklet with tips and ideas for reading together.
- Booktouch Baby (0 - 2 years) and Booktouch Toddler (3 - 5 years)
A free pack of books and guidance materials that aims to give a love of books to blind and partially sighted children.
- Bookshine Baby (0 -2 years) and Bookshine Toddler (3 - 5 years)
A free pack of books and guidance materials aiming to encourage a love of books in deaf children.
- Bookstart Star (3 - 5 years)
A free pack of books for children with conditions affecting their fine motor skills.