Up to 90% of a child's brain development happens in the first 5 years.
An initiative of the State Library of Queensland, First 5 Forever is a universal family literacy program aimed at supporting stronger language and literacy environments for young children from 0–5 years and their families.
First 5 Forever will directly support parents and primary caregivers to be confident as the child’s first and most important teacher, and will provide parents with increased access to resources they need through public libraries.
At Somerset Libraries, we provide families access to two regular First 5 Forever programs: Storytime and Toddler Tuesday.
Would you like more tips on how you can support your child’s early language and literacy? Check out the First5Forever website for easy tips and activities and even subscribe to the newsletter.
In addition to our regular inhouse First 5 Forever programs, you might also find us out and about in the community providing outreach services. We often make appearances at the local shows, Under 8s Days, and even your local playground or kindergarten.
If you are really lucky you might even spot our snazzy First 5 Forever trailer on a street near you.
Get in touch!
Are you a community organisation interested in receiving a special visit from our team? We would love to hear from you. Please get in touch via the enquiry form on the ‘Ask Us’ page.