Bookstart Treasure Pack
Who's the pack for and when is it gifted?
This pack is preschoolers aged 3–4 years, and is usually gifted by early years professionals in nurseries or other years settings, or via local libraries.
What's the best way to gift these packs?
When presenting a family with the gift of a Bookstart pack, it's essential to:
- Give a high quality, warm and encouraging message about the joy and benefits of sharing books
- Show the contents of the pack
- Invite them to join the library
- Let them know about any local events, such as rhymetimes, or relevant family learning opportunities.
I recently spoke to a teacher in one of the schools in Newcastle: she had explained she had been working with children in her reception class. The class discussed 'proudest possessions' – many children were saying their Bookstart Treasure Pack was their proud possession. Isn't that lovely?!
Bookstart Coordinator, Newcastle