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Ready Steady Library

Free bags of fun for under 5s!

Learn at home and help your child to develop and get ready for nursery or school with our Ready Steady Library Activity bags.

RSL Badgers first pageEach bag can be borrowed for 3 weeks and is themed to support one of the seven strands of Early Years’  learning

  • Speech, Language and Communication
  • Physical Development
  • Understanding of the World
  • Creativity and Imagination
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Literacy
  • Numeracy

The bags are age-appropriate and available for babies (birth to 15 months), toddlers (15 months to 3 years) and young children (3+ years).

Why not order one today?

The Ready Steady Library Project

RSL logo first page In 2017 Burton Library was awarded £52,300 by Arts Council England to run the Ready Steady Library project.

The project was to develop borrowable activity bags for under 5s based on the Early Years' curriculum and aimed at improving school-readiness and parents and carers confidence in helping their child to develop.

The activity bags were co-produced with families through sessions led by therapeutic play practitioner Jacqui Shankly in autumn 2017 and the woodland-themed artwork was designed by award-winning Staffordshire children's author and illustrator, Steve Smallman.  

The project supported an identified local need in Burton, the Staffordshire County Council strategic outcomes around children getting the best start in life and Staffordshire Libraries’ role within that of supporting parenting and early education experiences and promoting well-being.

Over 100 families took part in the project which also delivered training for community organisations in Burton, Tamworth, Burntwood and Newcastle under Lyme.

The bags were launched in mid March 2018. By August 2018 there had been over 80 requests for them and the demand continues to grow!

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