Bookstart in Wales
Through Bookstart, BookTrust Cymru makes sure that every child in Wales has their own books at home and supports families to read together regularly. Every child in Wales receives two special Bookstart packs which are given to families by health visitors.
There is currently no government funding for Bookstart in NI, but BookTrust NI is working hard to form alternative partnerships to deliver as many Bookstart packs as possible, along with author tours and annual National Bookstart Week celebrations.
Over the past 25 years, the Bookstart model has inspired many national and regional early-years bookgifting programmes across the world. There are now over 30 affiliated schemes in cities, regions and countries from Austria to Australia.