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Bub and tots to talk, play sing and read at Isaac Libraries

Bubs and tots are benefitting from free early literacy activities as part of the state-wide First 5 Forever program available at Isaac Libraries.

First 5 Forever encourages parents and carers to talk, sing, play and read more with their young children for the proven and positive impacts these shared family experiences can have on early brain development, and later reading success.

A partnership between the State Library of Queensland, the Queensland Government and 78 Queensland Local Governments, the initiative is largely delivered through local public libraries and Indigenous Knowledge Centres.

Isaac Regional Council Mayor Anne Baker said she hoped all parents, grandparents and caregivers in the community will come and benefit from the free activities and support available as part of First 5 Forever.

“First 5 Forever is about supporting parents to be their child’s first and most important educator,” she said.

“Parents want to do what’s best for their kids, but sometimes it’s difficult to navigate what kids really need when there’s a barrage of competing messages out there.

“There are parents that think you need to spend a lot of money to give children the best start in life, but in fact it’s the simple things.

“Taking time to talk, sing, play and read each day with their child can have the biggest impact.

“That’s why we’re really excited to be part of this grass roots initiative – something that gets back to basics and empowers parents and caregivers to help their children learn when their brains are developing at their fastest.”

“We can’t wait to see more families with young ones through our library doors.”

Find out more about First 5 Forever at your local Isaac library by visiting www.first5forever.org.au, calling Council’s 24/7 Customer Service Centre 1300 ISAACS (1300 472 227).

For what’s on offer at Isaac Libraries visit isaac.qld.gov.au/library-arts-culture online.



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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
Isaac Regional Council - Manager Brand, Media and Communications           0437 297 839


27 February 2019