Bookstart in Wales

Bookstart gets families reading and sharing books from a very young age.

Every child in Wales receives two Bookstart packs from their health visitor, each containing English and Welsh language books, and a booklet full of ideas for sharing books, stories and rhymes. Find out about the support we offer health visitors and early years professionals across Wales.

Please note: National Bookstart Week has been replaced by Pyjamarama. You can still enjoy all the National Bookstart Week stories, rhymes and activities from 2016-2018 here.

Bookstart in Wales

Bookstart packs in Wales

With your help, children across Wales receive their Bookstart Baby and Early Years packs. Find out more about gifting the Bookstart packs…

Share Bookstart messages

Take a look at the key Bookstart messages to share with the families you work with.

Bookstart Superbox

Superbox resources help practitioners to run fun storytime sessions that encourage parents and carers to read and enjoy books with their children.

Bookstart Health Visitor training

A workshop for student Health Visitors giving practical advice on gifting the Bookstart packs, along with comprehensive notes for course leaders delivering the training.

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Pori Drwy Stori

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Pori Drwy Stori is the national programme for Reception-aged children in Wales, brought to you by BookTrust Cymru. It is fully bilingual and is funded by Welsh Government.

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