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International Year of Indigenous Languages − Top Tips from First 5 Forever Webinar

2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages logo

Did you tune into the recent First 5 Forever Webinar: International Year of Indigenous Languages (IYIL)? Staff from State Library of Queensland (State Library) and Mackay Regional Council shared their ideas and tips for authentically exploring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages within early literacy planning and programming in libraries. All webinars are recorded, click … Read more

The Power of Props – First 5 Forever tips for powering up your library early literacy sessions using props

Library staff holding open a red sheet

The recent First 5 Forever webinar discussed the many benefits to integrating props into Baby Time, Rhyme Time and Story Time sessions. Props are added into library sessions to enhance the level of facilitation and they can also: Increase engagement and interaction with children Enhance understanding of vocabulary and concepts Enhance story comprehension Provide examples … Read more

Messy Play in Libraries – 5 TOP TIPS FROM FIRST 5 FOREVER

Child playing with boxes

Did you tune into the Play in Libraries First 5 Forever Webinar? Library staff from Moreton Regional Council shared ideas for embedding play opportunities into library programs including STEAM, outreach and playtime in libraries. All webinars are recorded, click here to view the one hour Webinar. Sheree Arnett and the team from Cairns Libraries also … Read more

Communication access for all – free resources!

This week is Speech Pathology Week, a week where we celebrate communication access for all Australians. First 5 Forever aims to provide strong early literacy foundations for all Queensland children aged 0-5 years and to do this, strong communication foundations are needed. Realising our potential, a vision for Queensland public libraries highlights libraries as being … Read more

Early literacy in the west

Did you hear about the Western Downs Language to Literacy Conference, held in May this year? On a cool weekend back in autumn, early childhood professionals from near and far, representing libraries, early childhood centres, schools, health and other organisations came to Dalby to learn, share and discuss all things early literacy. A motivated group … Read more