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Every child in Scotland receives four free Bookbug Bags between birth and age five to help them develop an early love of stories, songs and rhymes
What is book bag gifting?
Through our Bookbug and Read, Write, Count programmes, we gift free book bags and learning materials to children in Scotland from birth to Primary 3. Watch the short video below to find out more.
What's in the Bookbug bags and where can I get them?
Each bag contains books and fun age-appropriate resources. Bags are free and available to every child in Scotland. You do not need to sign up for anything to receive them. Find out more about the different bags and resources, and how to get them, in the links below.
- Bookbug Baby Bag (this will open in a new window)(3-5 weeks)
- Bookbug Toddler Bag (13-15 months)
- Bookbug Explorer Bag (age 3)
- Bookbug Primary 1 Family Bag
- Gaelic versions of all the bags
- Tactile books available on request
- Symbolised resources from CALL Scotland(this will open in a new window) for the Explorer and Primary 1 Family bags
Please note that older versions of the bags are still in circulation while stocks last, so you may not receive the most recent bag.
In Primary 2 and 3, children continue to receive free book bags through our Read, Write, Count programme.
Please note: Bags are not suitable for babies or young children to use unattended.
Why do we give Bookbug Bags?
We want to support families to read, sing, and play with their little ones to give them the best start in life. Sharing stories, songs and rhymes with babies and young children has many benefits including supporting children's development, language and social skills. Cuddling up with a book(this will open in a new window) is a lovely way for families to spend time together, develop their relationships and most importantly, have fun!
Information on bag gifting
Are you involved in gifting the Bookbug Bags? Find information on how to get more bags, tips and advice to pass onto families for the Baby and Toddler Bags, Explorer Bags (this will open in a new window)or Primary 1 Family Bags.(this will open in a new window)