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.
Barrie Wade and Maggie Moore were commission to evaluate the impact of Bookstart when it was first piloted in Birmingham in 1992. The report found that Bookstart was warmly welcomed by professionals and parents and it promoted awareness of reading and sharing of books in the range of families who received the pack.
Like other early interventions, the benefits of Bookstart are likely to be realised through the lifetime of participants. Cost benefit analysis demonstrates the likelihood that Bookstart is particularly cost effective.