Hey there. We’re The Early Years Count team sending you fresh info and fun ideas to your inbox.
Want to play? Sign up now to receive tips, ideas and fun ways to make your child’s early years count.
Did you know that up to 90% of a child’s brain development happens in the first five years? The experiences and learning opportunities of your child’s first five years can benefit lifelong learning. Join State Library of Queensland in making the first five years count forever.
Reading is not just about the words in the book; it’s about having fun, talking about what you see and hear, responding to what your child is interested in and spending time together.
First5Forever is a family literacy program developed by State Library Queensland, for 0-5 year old children before they start kindergarten and school. The program supports parents and families to nurture their child’s love of language by reading together, sharing rhymes, singing songs, telling stories or playing games.
You can access heaps of free resources and activities for 0-5 year old children at your local public library or Indigenous Knowledge Centre (IKC) and be part of the First5Forever program (or check it out online here).