National Bookstart Week 11-17 June 2012
Looking forward to National Bookstart Week – and a special birthday!
Next week is a massive one for Booktrust as they celebrate National Bookstart Week and host a very special 20th birthday party for Bookstart. National Bookstart Week runs from 11 to 17 June and there will be thousands of events up and down the country using this year's theme, 'Parties', to celebrate the joy of sharing books, stories and rhymes.
Bookstart is there for every family
Booktrust has developed Bookstart from its humble origins into the most significant reading programme across the UK – indeed, Bookstart is now a worldwide phenomenon. As well as providing free books to every baby in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, Booktrust have developed a whole range of materials to help families with different needs. Bookshine and Booktouch books and resources are specially designed to help babies with hearing and sight impairments to become engaged in books and stories. And Bookstart Corner, launched earlier this year is helping to reach 150,000 disadvantaged babies and toddlers – making sure that no one gets left behind. Bookstart is there for every family, giving babies and toddlers the best start in life, making sure they're ready to start school and get the most out of their educational opportunities.
"EC Group is delighted to be working with Booktrust," commented Gavin Weekes, Business Development Manager. "Our core competencies are well aligned with their exacting demands and it's nice to know that what we're doing is helping such a worthwhile programme."
Booktrust is an independent reading and writing charity that makes a nationwide impact on individuals, families and communities, and culture in the UK. We make a significant positive contribution to the educational outcomes of children from the earliest age. We work to empower people of all ages and abilities by giving them confidence and choices about reading. And we want individuals of all backgrounds to benefit from the wellbeing that a rich and positive engagement in reading and writing can bring.
Our work supports children and young people, parents and carers and indeed anyone who would benefit from the positive impact that books, reading and writing can have on their lives.