Reading a book together with your baby or toddler — pointing out pictures and reading stories and rhymes out loud — reinforces the bond with your child. Children who have been read to as babies experience social, emotional and intellectual benefits later in life. In other words, when it comes to reading out loud to your child, you can never start too young!
BoekStart was created based on this idea (similar to BookStart in Great Britain, where it was first initiated in 1992): a national reading program that allows children aged 0-4 years (and their parents) to enjoy books and inspire children to develop a love for books and reading.
The OBA also actively participates in BoekStart in the form of various (musical) reading activities and the free BoekStart-koffertje. If your child becomes a member of the OBA before 18 months of age, you will receive a free OBA membership, and the free orange BoekStart-koffertje with books. Click here for the voucher.
More information about BoekStart: www.boekstart.nl (in Dutch)