Please ask at your local library if you haven't received your Bookstart Baby pack by the time your child turns one.
Visit the My Baby Bag pages for rhymes, videos and more.
In England, your health visitor or another health professional should gift this yellow bag in your baby's first year to help you share stories, rhymes and songs.
The content varies, but will include two board books, a rhyme sheet and a booklet of tips and ideas for sharing books with children from a very young age.
Find out about our new Bookstart Baby bag titles for August 2022
If English is not your first language, you may be able to get a book in another language as part of your Bookstart packs.
Please ask your health visitor (babies) or library (pre-schoolers), who can contact the local Bookstart Coordinator about availability. We also have guidance available in a number of languages.
We’ve put together some fun stories and activities to help keep you and your child entertained when you’re at home.
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