First 5 Forever, Babies & Toddlers

Rattle & Rhyme

mother holding baby

This is a family literacy activity for children under two years of age and their parents or carers. Join us for a fun, interactive, 20-minute session full of stories, rhymes and finger plays. Learn those old traditional songs and some new ones too. BYO own blanket.



Please be mindful of others and cancel if unable to attend.

Under 5 Time

Under 5 Time

Join us for a fun-filled session including stories, rhymes, music and movement for children five years and under. Bookings essential through Eventbrite. One ticket will accommodate up to five attendees.

This is a fun way to encourage language and listening skills; promote attention and curiosity; and develop your child's manual ability and creativity.


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The First 5 Forever program aims to provide strong early literacy foundations for all children up to five years by directly supporting parents and primary caregivers as their child’s most important educator.

Up to 90% of a child’s brain development happens in the first five years. The more you talk, read, sing and play with your child, the more their brain responds. 

A great start in life

A great start in life starts with you. In the first years of life, your child’s brain develops faster than at any other stage. During this time, the simple things you do together each day can have an enormous impact.

Talk, read, sing and play

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.

First 5 forever brochure

For more ideas and resources visit  First 5 Forever ( and First 5 Forever Facebook page


First 5 forever at Fraser Coast Libraries

Fraser Coast Libraries offers a range of activities for under fives.

Stories for Little Queenslanders 

Spark your child's love of reading with State Library of Queensland’s new series of picture books which are exclusive to First 5 Forever.  Follow this link to download or listen to each book.

Why not try our escape room challenges based on the Little Queenslander Titles?

Engage with our videos on YouTube and visit one of Fraser Coast Libraries' branches to collect a free, take-home pack with loads of fun playtime and STEAM activities that you can do at home. 

First 5 Forever, Under 5s Playlist


eLibrary resources for children