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Free Bookmark – First 5 Forever celebrates children’s book week

Find your treasure

CBCA Children’s Book Week 18-24 August It’s not long now until the start of Children’s Book Week 2018. Each year across Australia, the Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) brings children, families and books together celebrating CBCA Book Week. This year’s theme is “Find your treasure”.  The First 5 Forever team are celebrating book week … Read more

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day on 4 August 2018

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children's Day poster

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day (Children’s Day) is a time for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families to celebrate the strengths and culture of their children. The day is an opportunity for all Australians to show their support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and to learn about the crucial impact … Read more

RoomRecess

RoomRecess.com

RoomRecess.com provides primary school aged children with free learning games. Essential learning concepts in maths, reading, spelling, language, arts, and basic problem solving are reinforced. There are also mouse skills and typing games to provide a variety of ways for children to become more comfortable with computers. Many of the typing games encourage accuracy and … Read more

Cairns Hour of Code

Image of Minecraft Hour of Code session at Cairns Libraries

Cairns Libraries held a Minecraft Hour of Code session at the Edmonton library as part of their Samsung STEM engagement program on Tuesday 20th February, and State Library of Queensland staff supported the event. In partnership with Headspace Cairns and Cairns Minecraft, the program runs across the region until 19th June, teaching kids aged 8-15 … Read more

Morris Gleitzman is the new Children’s Laureate

Once by Morris Gleitzman

Morris Gleitzman has written nearly 40 books for young people, including Two Weeks with the Queen, Boy Overboard, Bumface, the Felix series and the Wicked series; and the Australian Children’s Literature Alliance has announced that he is the Australian Children’s Laureate for this year. The theme for Morris Gleitzman’s two-year term will be Stories Make Us – Stories Create … Read more