Presentation by Bangor University Fellow Nia Griffith on research in Wales (Welsh language presentation)
Presentation by Professor Dale F. Hay on 'What Happens When Parents Read a Toy to Their Babies'
Evaluation of Bookstart England: Bookstart Corner
Cut out and stick the characters on the background to create a fairy tale scene
Cut out and stick the characters on the background to create a fairy tale scene (in Welsh)
Decorate or colour in a candy cottage
Grow a magic bean with runner or broad beans (in Welsh).
Help Red Riding Hood find her way to Grandma’s house (in Welsh)
Choose hats and boots for Puss in Boots to wear
Choose hats and boots for Puss in Boots to wear (in Welsh)
A4 guidance leaflet for grown-ups on sharing books with toddlers.
This booklet appears in the Bookstart Early Years Pack in Wales and includes recommended books.
A4 guidance leaflet for grown-ups on sharing books with babies, written and illustrated by Catherine and Lawrence Anholt.
This version appears in the Bookstart Baby Pack in Wales and includes recommended books.
The National Centre for Research in Children's Literature at the University of Surrey Roehampton were commissioned to evaluate Bookstart between 1999 to 2001, funded by Sainsbury's. The research used qualitative and quantitative methods to evaluate the programme.
This report is the final stage in the longitudinal study carried out by Barrie Wade and Maggie Moore into the impacts of Bookstart. It compares the performance in Key Stage 1 SATS of children that received Bookstart with those who did not. The study shows that Bookstart children are significantly ahead on various assessment measures.
In 1997, Barrie Wade and Maggie Moore studied a sample of babies five years after they had received their Bookstart packs. They then evaluated the development of Bookstart in its first five years.