Free books for children
Bookstart gives a free pack of books to every baby in the UK, to inspire, stimulate and create a love of reading.
Sharing books with babies and toddlers is a wonderful way to increase language skills and helps children to understand their world.
Bookstart is a national programme which gives free books to all babies and young children at 8 months old, 18 months old and 3 years old.
Where to get it
Ask a member of staff of this centre if they have any in stock.
|Pack||Age group||Where to get it|
|Bookstart Baby pack||up to 12 months||Ask your health visitor at the 8 month check|
|My Bookstart Treasure Chest||36-47 months||Ask your pre-school, nursery, library or Children's Centre|
|Bookshine||0 to 4 years - deaf children||Ask your pre-school, nursery, library or Children's Centre|
|Booktouch||0 to 4 years - blind and partially sighted||Ask your pre-school, nursery, library or Children's Centre|
Some packs are available in different languages.
Bookstart Ryhmetimes are activities for babies, toddlers and their parents. Many libraries have regular rhymetimes.
Find your nearest library or phone 01865 810243 for more information.
This page was last updated on June 15, 2012