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Imagination Library

We are proud to be supporting Dolly Parton and the Imagination Library here at Bentley High Street Primary.

Our aim is to have every child signed up to the scheme to receive their book every month until they turn 5.


What is the Imagination Library?

The Imagination Library sends a FREE book to every child registered from birth until they turn 5. Everyone receives The tale of Peter Rabbit as their first book and the last book just after their fifth birthday is Just Imagine. 


Who is eligible?

Every child under the age of 5 living in Doncaster is eligible for the scheme.

You can still apply for the scheme if you move into the area.


How to sign up?

  • Visit Doncaster Council website searching for Imagination Library.
  • Ask a member of staff in Foundation.
  • Call 01302 736519

What benefits does the love of books have?

Sharing a story strengthens the existing bond between parent and child. Research shows that children who participate in shared reading are better prepared for school. By developing a love of books you are enhancing not only their reading skills but their language and communication skills, promoting their social and emotional skills as well as enhancing their imagination.


Just 10 minutes quality reading time per day makes a lifetime of difference to your child.

There is no app that can replace your lap. Read with your child.

Books can be shared any time, any place anywhere. They are fantastic communication tools. Don't rush to read through the text.

Get excited by looking at the front cover and talk about what you think might happen.

Make predictions and link to other stories that you already know.

Follow the lead of your child.

Enjoy them over and over again.




Learning through play.

Have a look at the PDF's below for fun activities that will support your child's learning through play. 

The red straight away activities are all that can be done without preparation or cost.

The amber quick and easy activities will involve collecting things together or a small cost

The green full monty activities will involve some cost and time but they will be great fun.


Please check back often as we will be adding more quick guides and top tips that will support children's learning in the Foundation stage.


If you have any questions or even activity ideas please come and speak to a member of the Foundation Team.

Does your child have a favourite story? If you would like some ideas for activities on a specific text then email staff at and we will prepare some activity ideas for you.