Better Beginnings

Better Beginnings

Better Beginnings is a State Library of Western Australia initiative that brings together research and practice, babies and books, families and libraries by introducing children to developmentally appropriate books and language activities by supporting parents as their children's first teachers and raising awareness of the value of reading. Reading to babies from birth builds their early language skills and gives them an early love of books that will support their future success as readers.
 
Birth to Two
 The yellow new born Better Beginnings pack is available to all new parents and is distributed by Population Health.
 Each pack contains:
  • Board book
  • Growth chart
  • Ideas for books to share with your child.
 If you or someone you know has not received a yellow Better Beginnings pack please drop in to the Library and we will happily provide you with one.

 Sing With Me
 The orange Sing with Me pack is available to all children who are two years of age. Sharing books, songs and rhymes from an early age helps to build language skills and improves future literacy outcomes.
 Each pack contains:
  • A beautiful Australian children's picture book
  • A nursery rhyme booklet with activities
  • A CD of nursery rhymes
  • A nursery rhyme puzzle magnet
The Sing with Me packs are available in the Library please ask staff.

Four to Five

The kindy packs are delivered to each kindergarten student at their school at the beginning of each year by library staff.