Bookstart Professionals

Heading under the sea!

National Bookstart Week is just around the corner (6-12 June), and we've got some fantastic resources to help make your events go with a splash!

Take the Rhyme Challenge

Get children and their families learning rhymes together at your children's centre, nursery or playgroup.

Research reports and evaluations

Read summaries and full reports of research and evaluation done around Bookstart programmes

Handbooks and video

Download handbooks for Bookstart professionals and watch a video for Health Visitors around gifting the packs

This new sticker book will make you want to visit the library

Libraries are fun - and this book is another great reason to visit one with your family in 2016.

Bookstart research

Bookstart matters! Read reports and summaries of independent research that supports our work in helping all children develop a love of reading.

Watch Maia's reading journey

Discover what happens when a baby is given a love of stories, songs and rhymes from the start.

Top resources

Bilingual A4 PDF poster in Welsh and English titled Under the Sea, showing illustrations from the book A Hole in the Bottom of the Sea and the line 'Dive into a good book and see where it takes you!'

Latest resources

Bilingual A4 PDF poster in Welsh and English titled Under the Sea, showing illustrations from the book A Hole in the Bottom of the Sea and the line 'Dive into a good book and see where it takes you!'