Talk, play, sing, read to give growing brains what they need

Hosted by the Ipswich Library each month, First Five Forever is an interactive session where children are encouraged to engage with a story and enter a world of imagination.

Next Event: March 8th 2019
In the Food Court @ 9.30 am

Why is it important?

Did you know that up to 90% of a child’s brain development happens in the first 5 years?

Research is now telling us that when babies and children get what they need – it can have a lasting effect on their future.

Sharing stories, rhymes, singing, talking and playing with your child from birth builds a foundation for your child’s future development that can last a lifetime.

Why is First 5 Forever important for Queensland families?

We all want Queensland children to have the best opportunities in life and have the greatest chance to succeed. Current research shows the valuable role parents and caregivers’ have in supporting their child’s early development.

First 5 Forever aims to provide strong emergent literacy foundations and life-long learning capabilities for all Queensland children 0-5 years, by directly supporting parents and primary caregivers as their child’s first and most important educator.

Let’s work together as a community to support each other and build on the endless opportunities families have daily to interact with their children and provide opportunities for learning. This means spending time in the early years talking, playing and reading with our children so their growing brains get what they need!

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About the organisation

Ipswich Central Library

About the library

The Ipswich Central Library, located on South Street, Ipswich Central, is Council’s main library and provides a wide range of resources, from books to advanced digital services and experiences.

It also houses the vast Viva Cribb Local History Collection, unique to this library and a valuable community asset.

The diverse range of hand-curated collections available in ‘The Market Place’ provide books to suit all tastes and a STEAM-powered ‘Maker Space’ delights young and old with a hands-on digital experience.

Public PCs with free internet access, may be booked by library members and WiFi is available free of charge. A number of meeting spaces, ranging from the 110-seat Barry Jones Auditorium to individual booths, with photocopiers and printing facilities, are also available for a small fee.

The library is wheelchair accessible and there are a variety of tools for people with visual or physical impairment so that they can independently access information.

Join the club today!

Join in the fun at Riverlink Shopping Centre by signing up to our Riverlink Rompers Kid’s Club.
The Kids’ Club is open to all children aged 12 years and under.

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