Please ask at your local library if you haven't received your Bookstart Baby pack by the time your child turns one.
In England, your health visitor or another health professional should gift this Bookstart Baby pack in your baby's first year to help you share stories, rhymes and songs.
The content varies, but will include a book, a finger puppet and a booklet of tips and ideas for sharing books with children from a very young age.
Find out about our new Bookstart Baby pack for 2023-24
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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