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Bookbug is Scotland’s universal early years book gifting programme and aims to inspire a love of stories, songs and rhymes from birth. 

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What are the benefits of the Bookbug bag?

Sharing stories, songs and rhymes with babies and young children has many benefits including supporting children’s language, learning and social skills. It’s fun, free and simple, and the benefits will last their lifetime.

The Bookbug Bags and Bookbug Sessions support families to do more of these activities, which help build bonds and develop relationships and most importantly, are fun.

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What's in the Bookbug bags?

Bookbug gives every child in Scotland four free bags of books as babies, toddlers, three and five year olds. The bags contain books and other resources for sharing songs and rhymes that are suited to their age.

Gaelic Bookbug Bags are also available.

For children with additional support needs, Bookbug offers tactile books in addition to the Bookbug Bags.

You can find more information about the bags on the Scottish Book Trust’s website

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What if I have twins or more?

If you have twins, triplets or more they’ll each get their own Bookbug bag. You may find that they prefer different books or activities in the bag, so the bags provide a good opportunity to explore this while spending some one-on-one time with each of your children. 

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