Welcome to our Partner Resource Guide
In collaboration with partners like you, who are working to help families to experience the transformative benefits of reading. This guide has been developed to support you to deliver the Bookstart 1-2 and Bookstart 3-4 packs and contains a series of resources which:
Outline the aims of the programme
Highlight the benefits of reading for families in the Early Years
Provide ideas for using the resources in your setting, inspired by other partners and what we know works for families
Help you to share what's going on in your setting with families on social media
Support you to deliver a local training/briefing session
We recognise that your time is precious, and you may not be able to look through all the resources in the guide, so we have identified some key elements as follows:
If you have 5 minutes you can:
If you have up to 1 hour you can:
This handy explainer sets out some key messaging and top tips for gifting and includes a link to our Storyteller Hub for partners.
This editable text can be given to parents/carers alongside the packs or sent out via email/app to share key messages on what’s in the pack and the benefits of reading. For a pdf of the letter, please see below.
This kit contains everything you need to share details of the programme on social media, including sample posts and banners.
This set of slides gives and overview of the offer and can be used in training/briefing sessions to introduce delivery partners to BookTrust.
These videos provide an introduction to BookTrust for partners and share key messages on what’s in the packs and how you can use them to get families excited about reading.
Our staff model sharing books with the children, showcasing how to read the stories interactively and to suit their child, building up their confidence. We place an emphasis on talking, playing and having fun with the books – not always having to sit quiet and still, unless the child wants to.
- Hertfordshire Family Centre