Read Aloud (Finland)

The aim of this campaign is to encourage the parents of small children to read aloud to them. The campaign informs parents how reading aloud helps children to develop. Listening to regular read-aloud stories boosts children’s vocabulary, supports their emotional Read More …

BoekStart (Netherlands)

Working with libraries, health centres, day care centres, publishers and other partners, BoekStart (Dutch for BookStart) encourages parents across the Netherlands to start reading with their baby and toddler. With backing from national and local governments, a small suitcase with Read More …

The Reading Aloud Club (Germany)

If you enjoy reading and reading aloud to someone, love beautiful stories, enjoy dealing with children, would like to share this enthusiasm and pass it on, becoming a volunteer in the Reading-Aloud Club is the right thing for you. The Read More …

Book World Prague 2019 (Czech Republic)

As it celebrates its first quarter-century, Book World Prague will explore memory and reminiscence and the colour and variety of Latin America  The Book World Prague international book fair and literary festival is celebrating a jubilee year. Between 9th and Read More …

Just Read Aloud (Germany)

Reading aloud has a positive effect on the individual development of children. In addition, regular reading out promotes their social integration and behavior. However, in hectic everyday life many parents often lack time to find a proper story to read Read More …

BookTrust bookgifting schemes (United Kingdom)

Each year we reach 3.4 million children across the UK with books, resources and support to help develop a love of reading, because we know that reading can transform lives. Bookstart has two universal packs, which every child will be Read More …

Reading Aloud Week (Voorleesweek)

Reading Aloud Week is an annual event, held each November, to encourage reading to young children, whether at nursery, in the library or at home. The program focuses on children of nursery and pre-school age, yet, the joy of being Read More …

Bookstart – Boekstart (Belgium)

Bookstart aims to give young families a love for reading and books by providing free book packages to babies aged six months and older. This project runs in collaboration with the national health agency Kind en Gezin (Child and Family), Read More …

Book Start: Books for Babies (Switzerland)

Bookstart is a nationwide project for early language education launched in 2008. Bookstart promotes the first encounter of children with books. The target group of Bookstart are children between 0 and 3 years old and their parents and adult caregivers. Read More …

Bookstart inspired programmes in EURead

Bookstart encourages all parents and carers to enjoy books with children from as early an age as possible. Since its pilot in Birmingham, England in 1992, Bookstart has grown into a national programme. Its influence has since extended beyond the Read More …