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.
Bookstart is a national programme of bookgifting that aims to inspire a lifelong love of
books by encouraging book sharing between children and their parents/carers from a
Booktrust commissioned Just Economics LLP to conduct a forecasted Social Return on
Investment (SROI) analysis in order to quantify the social value created by Bookstart
in England for the 2009/10 financial year.
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Outlines the retail value of the bookgifting programmes and provides a formula for the value to your own authority.
Makes the strategic case for why the bookgifting programmes should be embedded in your Reading Strategy and in your Children and Young Peoples Plans.
This report showcases Booktrust’s bookgifting programmes and the contribution they can make to local public services.