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Baby Box videos

Watch our films of families enjoying the books from their Baby Box and you will see that there's no right or wrong way to share books with your child. The main thing to remember is to have fun!

Video Welcome Wee One - Written and Performed by Jackie Kay

Cuddle up and enjoy this poem written by Scotland's Makar, Jackie Kay. It's a special gift to all families and is included in the Baby Box along with other essential items for new babies.

Video Sleep Tight very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

This soothing bedtime story is perfect for sharing before your baby is born, or cuddled up together like the mum and baby in this film. Mum talks nice and slowly so that her baby has chance to listen to her words. She also makes sure that he's very close to the book so that his young eyes can focus on the wonderful colours and images on the page. Notice how mum strokes her baby and holds his hands as they share the book together - this is a special moment of connection for them.

Video All About Me by DK

It’s never too early to share this book from your baby box. Sharing it often, and even starting before your baby is born, will help your wee one get familiar with the story and the language. In this video, you can see how much the wee girl loves this book – and how excited she is to see all the babies. Watch closely and you will see her really focus in on the pictures. Mum really brings her into the book by using repetition and involving her in the actions. Baby chats along happily, eager to join in. Even after the book is finished, Mum gives her lots of time to explore the book and turn the pages.

Video Round and Round the Garden by Annie Kubler (illustrator)

You don’t have to wait until your baby is born to share this classic rhyme and join in the fun. The mum and dad in this video take turns reading this book and tracing on Mum’s belly. Mum uses lots of extra words and talks to the baby about the pictures. It’s a great way to start doing the actions. Even if you feel a bit silly, your baby is listening and loves hearing you read to them. It’s a great way to get to know each other. They might even recognise the story when they’re born - you can have lots of fun tracing it gently on their hands or feet and giving a wee tickle at the end.