My Baby Bag

Hello and welcome from BookTrust, the UK’s largest children’s reading charity. 

We hope that you’re enjoying the books and finger puppets in your Baby Bag – you can use these however you like with your little one.

Here, you’ll find tips, videos and book suggestions to help you continue sharing stories and rhymes with your baby at every stage. There’s no right or wrong way to tell a story, your baby will just love hearing the comforting sound of your voice.

Your local library
Joining the library is free, and it's a great way to continue storytime together. Even in lockdown, many libraries are still offering ebooks, click-and-collect and online rhyme sessions. Find your local library here

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Listen to the My Baby Bag rhymes

Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star

Round and Round the Garden

Sing along with the rhymes

Get the rhymes

Download the words to Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star and Round and Round the Garden. You don't need to know them all - you can make up your own words and your baby will love them.

Find out more about your new books

Baby Play

Author: Skye Silver

Babies love looking at pictures of other babies, so this well-designed book will definitely keep their attention, and the text has enough interest and interactive elements to make it useful in developing motor skills, bonding and play.

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What’s That Noise? Tap! Tap! Guess the Toy!

Author: Child's Play Illustrator: Cocoretto

This bright little board book approaches sound-making with a new angle that focuses on the sounds that various toys make, helping children to learn sounds that are relatable and fun. 

Read more about What’s That Noise? Tap! Tap! Guess the Toy!

HomeTime fun for children aged 0-5

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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