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From effective communication to identifying barriers to engagement - some hints and tips for delivering Bookstart to the families you work with.
Advice and guidance on using Bookstart to get dads and male carers involved with shared reading and rhymes - and keep them coming back.
By working in partnership with those directly supporting teenage parents, Bookstart can demonstrate how early interaction with their baby can help improve their child's life chances.
Bookstart has a flexible approach to gifting which often needs to be applied to ensure that Gypsy, Roma and Traveller families get access to the packs and programmes they are entitled to.
Bookstart Coordinators work with a variety of partners to ensure that eligible children from refugee and asylum-seeking families receive their Bookstart packs.
Every child is entitled to their Bookstart packs no matter what their situation and foster carers can access packs for the children in their care through the usual channels.
BookTrust offers a range of packs that you can gift to families as part of the Bookstart programme. Find out how our universal, additional needs and targeted packs can help get your families sharing books together every day.
Bookstart additional offers
Explore our additional early years offers, including the Rhyme Challenge, Newborn Black and White packs, and dual language books.