Bookstart packs in Wales

With your help, children across Wales receive their Bookstart Baby and Early Years packs. Find out more about the current Bookstart packs and tips for gifting them to families.

The Baby packBookstart in Wales Baby pack 2018-2019

Who is the pack for and when is it gifted?

The pack is for babies in Wales. Packs are usually gifted by health visitors at health checks when the baby is 6 months old.

The pack contains two books, carefully chosen to appeal to very young children, and a special booklet with ideas for sharing books, stories and rhymes. The pack also includes a special rhyme placemat with ideas for English and Welsh rhymes.

 


The Early Years packBookstart in Wales Early Years pack 2018-2019

Who is the pack for and when is it gifted?

The pack is for toddlers in Wales. Packs are usually gifted by health visitors at health checks when the toddler is 27 months old.

The pack contains two picture books and a booklet full of ideas for sharing books, stories and rhymes.

The green Bookstart Early Years bag is designed for toddlers to hold and is ideal for them to carry to the library themselves.

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


What is the best way to gift these packs?

When presenting a family with the gift of a Bookstart pack, it's essential to:

  • Give a high quality, warm and encouraging message about the joy and benefits of sharing books
  • Show the contents of the pack
  • Invite them to join the library
  • Let them know about any local events, such as rhymetimes, or relevant family learning opportunities

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