Bookstart Superbox

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

Superbox resources are available to delegates attending our annual BookTrust Cymru Early Years Practitioner Conferences. If you’d like to find out about future conferences, sign up to BookTrust Cymru’s Early Years Newsletter and follow us on Twitter.

Families with children under 5 reading books together

What is a Superbox session?

A Superbox session is a special storytime where each family has a copy of the book to hold and read along with. The sessions can also include activities such as rhymes, crafts and multi-sensory play.

Read our Superbox Handbook to find out more.

Why run a Superbox session?

By modelling book-sharing to parents and carers, practitioners can give them the confidence to continue reading at home with their child.

Want to know more? Read our 2016 Superbox Evaluation Summary carried out by University of Wales, Trinity St David’s.

Superbox resources 2019

Superbox Handbook

A handy guide to Superbox

This A4 handbook is packed with everything you need to know about running a Superbox session, including some top tips.

Superbox activity sheets

Bring the story to life

An A4 activity sheet for each Superbox book, with fun activities and great rhymes that make the stories come alive.

Superbox books: Welsh-language audio

Listen to our books

These recordings can support you to share Welsh-language books with families.

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Superbox activity sheets 2018

Get inspired

Great ideas for activities and rhymes to use with previous Superbox books.


Find your next book

Want to find books that are engaging, age-appropriate and fun? Try out our brilliant Bookfinder.

Time to rhyme

Listen to rhymes

A great selection of English and Welsh-language rhymes you can use in your sessions.