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 …

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)

Rhymes, verses, word games and colorful picture books – these not only make the early years fun for children, but also form the bulk of language development. Supporting the development of language in early childhood is the goal of projects 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 …

Bookstart (United Kingdom)

Bookstart offers the gift of free books to all children at key stages before they start school. We provide parental guidance materials to inspire a love of reading in babies, toddlers and preschoolers as well as helping professionals to support 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 …