The Supporting Children Team deliver Bookstart Treasure packs to parents through early years settings.
- What are Bookstart Treasure packs?
- Who are they for?
- Packs for children with additional needs
- Useful links and contact details
What are Bookstart Treasure packs?
Bookstart is a programme run by Book Trust, a charity which is dedicated to encouraging people of all ages and cultures to engage with books. Their Bookstart Treasure pack is a gift for children aged three to four years old and contains a story book and a booklet full of tips for parents about sharing books together.
Who are they for?
The books are only for children at your setting who were born between 1 September 2014 and 31 August 2015.
Younger children will get their packs in 2019. Parents of older children who have missed out or eligible children who don't go to an early years setting, can order one from their local library. Parents may also be interested in our Read with me leaflets and How parents can help with reading web page.
The order form for 2018 Book start Treasure packs is now closed. Deliveries will take place in June 2018.
Thank you for helping us gift these envelopes to children and their families. The most important message to give to dads, mums and carers is that it's never too early to start reading to their children. Research has proven that children who are read to daily form close bonds with their parents/carers and reach education milestones quicker than children who are not.
Packs for children with additional needs
We have a limited number of Bookstart packs for children with additional needs, including:
- Bookshine – for children who are deaf
- Bookstar – for children with delayed fine motor skills
- Booktouch – for children who are blind or partially sighted
- Dual language – for children with English as an additional language.
If you have eligible children please email our Bookstart coordinator to find out more at email@example.com
Useful links and contact details
If you have any questions email our Bookstart coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org