Play and Libraries – exploring the connection through First 5 Forever

Webinar April 26: Talk PLAY sing read

“Thank you for all the Playtimes. Thank you for the amazing selection of books, and thank you for a safe, fun, exciting place for my children to explore”
(Parent, 2017 F5F report, Moreton Bay Region Libraries)

Register now for the next First 5 Forever webinar to hear Moreton Bay Library Service explore play through the library lens. Hear a recap on the important aspects of child development and what library staff need to know.

You’ll hear from frontline staff about the benefits of play in libraries.

“I personally have also seen a difference in the kids at Playtime since increasing the emphasis on child-led play. They seem much more engaged and will play for longer at one thing… I now include key messages about letting children take the lead and just enjoying their little discoveries”
(Library staff member, 2017 F5F report, Moreton Bay Region Libraries)



  • What play based library activities look like
  • The benefits (and challenges)
  • How children and families react to some of the new ideas introduced by Moreton Bay

The webinar will present practical ideas relevant to large and small library services.

“Following in-branch training, library staff can confidently talk to parents and caregivers about the benefits of play and how play supports the development of early literacy skills. Each library branch has been resourced with equipment to support open-ended, child-led play experiences. The collections team also ensures that any toys and equipment available at Playtime are added to the collection where possible”.
(First 5 Forever Coordinator, 2017 F5F report, Moreton Bay Region Libraries)

When: Thursday April 26th
Time: 1pm – 2pm
Register now:

First 5 Forever one hour Webinars are designed specifically for library staff working directly with families and children under 5 years. State Library uses the GoToWebinar software.

More webinars will be released throughout the year with information and log in details uploaded to the PD calendar and sent via the First 5 Forever mailing list.

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