National Bookstart Week begins on Monday June 9 and families across Caerphilly County Borough gave been encouraged to take part in the celebrations.
The theme is ‘My Hero’ and there area number of events full of spectacular stories, rhymes and activities for babies and toddlers to enjoy.
All children who take part will receive a free copy of Super Duck by author Jez Alborough. The lively story follows the heroic Super Duck as he strives to rescue his friend Frog from an unplanned flight on a wayward kite.
National Bookstart Week is an annual celebration of Bookstart, the flagship reading programme from national charity, Booktrust.
Bookstart aims to help every child in England, Wales and Northern Ireland to develop a lifelong love of reading by giving free books to every child.
Viv Bird, Chief Executive of Booktrust, said: “All the research shows that reading together strengthens family bonds and helps children do better at school, whatever the family’s background.
“You don’t have to be a great reader yourself to share a story with your children – often you just need to let the pictures carry you both along.”
To find your nearest event contact your local library.