This week is National Bookstart Week (5th – 11th June)
What is Bookstart?
Bookstart* is a national scheme offering free books to children under five years old and advice to parents on sharing books with their children at an early age.
Where do I get my books?
The Bookstart Baby Pack is given to parents by your health visitor at your baby’s three to six month assessment.
This purple bag should contain two board books, guidance leaflets for parents, information about libraries and an invitation for your baby to join your local library.
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We have been sent some lovely books, bubble bath, toothpaste and tooth brushes from BookTrust as part of their campaign for Bath, Book, Bed with Jo Frost (who’s their ambassador and spokesperson.)
Bath, Book, Bed originally launched in May 2016 and my daughter and I have been doing this routine from the start.
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So today Thursday 2nd March is World Book Day! And it’s their 20th year. A day were many schools and nurseries dress up as their favourite character from their favourite book. Thousands of bookshops also take part were you take your book token and swap it for 1 of the 10 World Book Day books or you can use your book token to get £1 off any full price book instead.
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