For Babies

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 …

Reading is Good for Health (Portugal)

Reading is Good for Health involves doctors and nurses working in health centres and paediatric hospitals in reading counselling of families with children from six months to six years. It has been launched with the sponsorship of the High Commissioner 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 …

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 …

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 …

Bookbug (Scotland)

The Bookbug Programme supports every child to develop a love of books and reading by providing free Bookbug Bags to every family in Scotland, ensuring all families have books in the home. Bookbug uses stories, songs and rhymes to encourage Read More …