First 5 Forever

Research shows that up to 90% of a child’s brain development happens in the first 5 years. This makes parents and caregivers their child’s first and most important teacher.

It is never too early to share stories, talk, play and sing with your child. It’s fun and it helps little brains to grow. Everyday opportunities are the best for learning. Point out, name and talk about what your child can see or hear during bath time, when going for a walk, in the car or out shopping.

Whitsunday Regional Council Libraries offer a range of free children’s programs to support families, which focus on language and literacy development for children aged 0-5 years. We also provide activities and resources that encourage learning through creative play and interaction, to find more about these please navigate to them via the panel on the left.

For further ideas to develop your child's language and literacy skills at home, please visit First 5 Forever's website by clicking the below image:

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