Bookstart in Wales
Bookstart in Wales (Dechrau Da) gifts free bilingual book packs to every child in Wales at two key stages to inspire a lifelong love of reading. Please note: you can also read about Bookstart in Welsh.
Bookstart Baby pack
You should receive your bilingual Bookstart Baby pack from your health visitor in your baby's first year.
This shoulder bag contains two board books (English and bilingual Welsh/English – titles vary), plus a bilingual guide for grown-ups called 'Babies Love Books'.
Bookstart Early Years pack
You should receive your bilingual Bookstart Early Years pack from your health visitor when your child is aged 18-24 months.
This green satchel contains one English book and one bilingual Welsh/English book (titles vary), plus a bilingual guide for grown-ups called 'Sharing Books'.
You can listen to recent pack books being read in Welsh, with some also in English.
Play free drawing or rhyming games and read along with stories in Welsh or English.
Bilingual reviews of board and picture books.
A Welsh Government reading campaign.