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Bookstart for special needs and in other languages

Bookstart is a national programme to encourage all parents and carers to enjoy sharing books with their children from as early an age as possible.

Bookstart special pack

Dual language

Books and guidance leaflets in a range of languages are offered for families for whom English is a second language.

Additional needs

Packs for children with additional needs include:

  • Booktouch pack is available for blind and partially sighted children
  • Bookshine pack for deaf or hearing impaired children
  • Bookstart Star pack for children with a condition or disability that delays or impacts on their fine motor skills

These packs have been developed by Bookstart working in partnership with RNIB and the National Deaf Children’s Society. 

The packs can be obtained through health visitors, from any library in Derbyshire, or by contacting Janet Winfield telephone 01629 533400 or email

For further information, visit the Bookstart website.