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Building Little Conversations

24-year-old mum Sherish was very concerned about her daughter Sarah, aged two, as she was not saying many words and those that she could say were not very clear. Thanks to Better Start Bradford’s Talking Together project, which supports two-year-olds in language development through play and conve...


Talking Together during COVID-19

Mum of five, Sara Shah, 42, had thought everything was okay with her youngest son's language development until she completed a routine questionnaire as part of the Talking Together assessment for two-year olds focusing on his speech and language development. Her young son was surrounded by lots...


Better Start Imagine reaches 2,000 babies

Over 2,000 babies are now receiving a free book every month as part of Better Start Bradford’s free book giving project, Better Start Imagine. The scheme provides a free book per month to every child, born after 1 January 2016, in the Better Start Bradford area (Bowling and Barkerend, Bradford ...


Happy 1st Birthday Better Start Imagine

As the country celebrates National Storytelling Week, we are celebrating the first birthday of our free book-gifting scheme, Better Start Imagine. A special party was held for families with children under four, with special guests including the Regional Director of the Dollywood UK Foundation, wh...


Better Start Imagine changing lives

Over 1,000 babies are now receiving a free book every month as part of Better Start Bradford’s free book giving project, Better Start Imagine. In this blog two parents, Noshi Iqbal and Darryl Young, share how Better Start Imagine has made a difference to their lives. Noshi’s blog Better Start ...