National Bookstart Week 5th – 11th June 2017

National Bookstart Week took place from Monday 5th to Sunday 11th June and this year’s theme was “Let’s Explore Outside”.

Developed by Booktrust, this annual event celebrates the benefits of sharing books, stories and rhymes with children from an early age. Reading together every day (even for just 10 minutes) can be lots of fun and can significantly help with a child’s development. There’s a different theme each year, with lots of events across the country at libraries, children’s centres, bookshops and other settings, where families can share fantastic free books and activities with their babies and young children.

If you would like to share stories with your little ones, you can go along to a Words and Pictures session at your local library. Aimed at babies and toddlers, the weekly sessions will have stories, songs and activities for you to join in with.  You can find out what’s on offer at your nearest library here