Bookstart Professionals

National Bookstart Week

From 8-14 June, professionals around the country will help families have Jungle adventures and get into the habit of visiting libraries and reading every day!

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

Take the Rhyme Challenge

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

Bookstart Mum’s petition to reinstate Bookstart NI funding

Find out how and why a mum-of-two and PhD student is fighting to save Bookstart in Northern Ireland

A Bookstart Coordinator's thoughts on book selection

I explained that being a librarian was even better than being a film star...

Guest blogger

Watch Maia's reading journey

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

Bookstart research

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

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