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 packs delivered in 2017 were for children born between 1 September 2013 and 31 August 2014. The packs being delivered in 2018 will be for children born between 1 September 2014 and 31 August 2015.
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.
We deliver to day nurseries, pre-schools and nursery classes of independent schools once a year. Deliveries in 2017 have now taken place. We will be contacting eligible settings in the spring term about deliveries for 2018.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Useful links and contact details
If you have any questions email our Bookstart coordinator at email@example.com