Bookstart in Libraries
Bookstart is the national programme that encourages all parents and carers to enjoy books with children from as early age as possible.
But Bookstart packs are only half of the gift to children and their families. The other, more lasting gift is the message of enjoying books together.
Booksharing is an enjoyable and important part of a child’s development and is also fantastic for bonding between you and your child.
In Leicestershire Libraries there are Wriggly Reader sessions at your local library. These consist of rhymes and stories for 0-4’s; the sessions usually last from 30 minutes to an hour.
Bookstart aims to provide free packs of books for all babies and preschoolers.
Other available material:
- Booktouch- Aimed at blind / partially sighted children of 0-2 years or toddlers aged 2-4.
- Bookshine- Aimed at deaf / hearing impaired children of 0-2 years or toddlers aged 2-4.
Bookstart material is also available in 30 different languages.
Bookstart packs are perfect for sharing: website - www.bookstart.org.uk
National Bookstart Week Monday 24th - Saturday 30th June 2013
Page Last Updated: 28 May 2013