Up to 90% of a child’s brain development happens in the first five years. The more you talk, read, sing and play with your child the more their brain responds. As your child's first teacher you play crucial role in building the foundation they require for future learning.
Every day take the opportunity to:
- read and share books
- sing songs, nursery rhymes and lullabies
- talk to your child and expose them to new words
- play together with blocks, puzzles or toys.
For more information on the First 5 Forever initiative, ideas and resources visit the First 5 Forever website.
If you are looking for picture books in other languages sign in with your library member number to LOTE4Kids. There are a huge range of books in 40+ languages to share with your child.
Sunshine Coast Libraries offer a range of interactive sessions and resources to aid in your child's development during their first five years.