Do they still give out the Birth to Five DOH book to new parents? Just in case they don’t (and because I couldn’t find mine anywhere!) enclosed is the link to the book.
I was looking for some inspiration recently for food and the book had some good suggestions. It’s also a useful reference guide if you want to check up on something to do with your child’s age. I don’t recommend printing it because it’s a big document but it is good to dip into when you need it.
Birth to Five Department of Health Book
The Pregnancy Book
It’s world book day today so I’ve included some links below that include discounts and links to book resources.
Please add in the comments if you know of any places in North Hampshire that are celebrating with specific event World Book Day events. Thanks!
World Book Day
How to get children’s books for less
If you are pregnant you will find the following link very useful. Your midwife used to give you a copy of the book at your first meeting with them but this is no longer the case.
You can download the pdf from here: The Pregnancy Book
Visit your local library or complete the Online Registration Form to join
- If you live, work or study in Hampshire you can become a member – it’s free to join. You’re never too young – even babies can join!
- If you have difficulty using the library we have specialist services which can help you.
- A wide selection of books, films, games and music for you to borrow. Try something new – libraries run courses and workshops from arts and crafts to employment preparation.
- Free internet and IT in every library and Discovery Centre. WiFi is available in several libraries so you can use your own devices too.
- Access library resources from home – you can download ebooks and audiobooks and use our online reference collection.
Library Membership for your child
Bookstart is a national programme that encourages parents and carers to enjoy books with children from as early an age as possible.
Bookstart gives the gift of free books to children at three stages in their early life, along with guidance materials for parents and carers.
The scheme enjoys sponsorship from around 25 children’s publishers, Red House Books and government funding via the Sure Start Unit.
Bookstart Book Crawls
For children aged 0 – 4 years old.
You will be given a collector’s card when you join the Book Crawl and a sticker for the card each time your child visits the library.
When your card is full your child will qualify for a Bookstart Book Crawl certificate, which may be presented at a special event.
Fun and free Rhymetimes for babies, toddlers and their parents or carers are organised in many libraries around the county. They aim to encourage parents and carers to share action songs and rhymes with babies from birth onwards.