Big Memories with little babies
Neonatal Book Gifting
The North Lincolnshire Children’s Literacy Trust has teamed up with The Health Tree Foundation for the neonatal book gift scheme at Scunthorpe's Neonatal unit.
Helping families bond
As part of the scheme, parents whose babies are being cared for will be given fantastic literacy packs, including a copy of the award-winning book ‘Guess How Much I Love You’, song booklets, audio downloads and gift bags. Education officers from North Lincolnshire Council will provide staff and train volunteers to help parents make the most of their packs.
The innovative project aims to highlight the importance of communicating and reading with babies. Studies show that sharing stories and rhymes with babies from an early age stimulates brain development while helping families to bond.
Establish a Bond
Born just 801 Grams
Erin was born at Scunthorpe General Hospital at 28 weeks and 3 days, weighing only 801 grams.
Mum shared with us that Erin was 9 days old before she was able to cuddle and hold her.
Bonding through reading
Happy & Healthy
TOP TIPS FOR FAMILIES
TALKING & Reading
The Gifted Book Pack
The gifted book pack includes:
- Hard Back Copy of Guess How Much I love You
- Singing Together CD with booklet
- Gift Bag
- Practical guidance, leaflets and resources, including: Wiggle and Giggle Baby Play Booklet, Building A Happy Baby – Guide For Parents and Imagination Library Registration Form