Bookstart supports and encourages families to enjoy sharing stories, books and rhymes together.
Every child should
receive two free Bookstart packs which will inspire a love
of reading that will last a lifetime.
Details of the packs and how you receive them are listed below.
Don't forget to bring your child's personal health record (Red Book) with you when you collect the packs so you can record that you have received them.
for babies aged 0 - 12 months
You can get this pack from
Health Visitor either at the new born visit or at the one year health check. If you miss these then you can collect them from your local library
for 3 - 4 year olds
You can get these packs from
pre-school and nursery settings and libraries.
Booktouch aims to create a love of books in blind and partially sighted babies and toddlers up to 4 year olds
Ask about the Booktouch packs at your local library.
Bookshine is designed to encourage a love of books in deaf babies and toddlers aged 0 - 4 years.
Ask about the Bookshine packs at your local library.
Just ask at your local library for more information.
Spending time together with a book is priceless.
Don't miss out, pick up your pack and share stories together every day.
Page last updated: 28th April 2020