Book Trust Cymru Superbox
Book Trust Cymru’s Bookstart Superbox programme inspires children and families across Wales to enjoy books and read together.
The programme equips frontline Early Years workers across Wales with skills and resources to:
- promote shared reading in a range of settings
- encourage parents and carers to read and enjoy books with their children
- use books creatively in early years sessions
We know that reading opens doors for children and families: literacy skills help to secure a brighter future and reading and sharing books open doors to fun and imagination.
The Bookstart Superbox programme has three elements:
- The Superbox Conferences
- The Superbox resource – 10 copies of each of the Bookstart books and activity cards to take away and use in your setting
- Using Superbox in your setting and providing feedback to Book Trust Cymru
Bookstart Superbox is part of the Bookstart/ Dechrau Da programme, funded by Welsh Government. Through Boosktart, every child in Wales receives a bag of high quality books at one of their first year health checks and at 18-24 months. The programme is delivered in partnership with Health Visitors and Library Services. Superbox spreads the key messages of the Bookstart programme to other Early Years workers to build on the foundation of Bookstart.
Feedback from the Superbox conferences:
‘Great information and helpful tips to pass on to parents’
‘This is a wonderful insight on how such an amazing team are encouraging all people to enjoy reading and encouraging their children to start reading.’
‘Absolutely super conference – packed full of useful, relevant information and ideas.’
The South Wales conference will be on 6 October and North Wales on 13 October
The Superbox resources include great children's books, activity sheets and more – perfect for you to show the benefits of sharing books to parents.