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Bookstart – the joy of reading for small children

Bookstart Around the World

We present a report on methods and research regarding bookgifting programmes for young children and their families.

Bookstart is a concept that exists all around the world; about 30 countries run Bookstart programmes to promote reading amongst the very youngest children. This means that there is a considerable amount of knowledge and research available from Bookstart and similar bookgifting programmes. In this report, we collect relevant research and successful methods, so that everyone who works to promote reading for the little ones can be inspired and able to relate their work to experiences from similar initiatives. 

This report has been provided by Governo on assignment from the Swedish Arts Council. Governo is a management consultant company focused on the public sector.



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Bookstart Around the World

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Bokstart - the programme run by the Swedish Arts Council; website in Swedish.