Bookstart packs in Wales

Every child in Wales receives two special Bookstart packs which are given to families by health visitors.

Libraries in Wales coordinate Bookstart and run Rhymetime and Storytime sessions to help you and your child enjoy books and rhymes and to keep on reading.

If you have not received your Bookstart packs please contact your health visitor or library.

Bookstart in Wales is funded by the Welsh Government.

Bookstart Baby

The Bookstart Baby pack is usually gifted at your child’s 6-month health check. It contains an English and Welsh language book, carefully chosen to appeal to very young children, and a special booklet with ideas for sharing books, stories and rhymes.

Bookstart in Wales Baby pack 2018-2019


Bookstart Early Years

The Bookstart Early Years pack is usually gifted at your child’s 27-month health check. It contains an English and a Welsh language picture book, and a booklet full of ideas for sharing books, stories and rhymes. The green Bookstart Early Years bag is designed for your toddler to hold – perfect for taking to the library.

Bookstart in Wales Early Years pack 2018-2019

Please note that books contained within the packs may differ from those pictured.

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