Bookstart

Bookstart is the world's first national book-gifting programme and aims to encourage a love of books, stories and rhymes in children from as young an age as possible.

Every child in England and Wales is entitled to a free Bookstart pack at two key stages before school. Bookstart also offers free packs for children with additional needs, tips and guidance on reading together, resources and activities, and much more.

Whether you're a family wanting to find out what Bookstart can offer you or an early years practitioner involved in gifting the Bookstart packs, you'll find all the information you need right here.

Just click below to find the help and support that's right for you.

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Families

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Practitioners

Find out everything you need to know about Bookstart if you are an early years practitioner.