First 5 Forever, Babies & Toddlers
School holiday fun:
Be sure to book into our free school holiday activities here.
Rattle & Rhyme
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.
Fridays at 9.30am, 10.30am and 11.30am
Mondays at 9.30am and 10.30am
DURING SCHOOL TERM ONLY
Please be mindful of others and cancel if unable to attend.
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.
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 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?
- Is this your egg? by Ella Kris
- In the Deep End by Charlie Thomson
- Hotel for Bees by Alison McLennan
- Shoosh! by Simon Howe
- The Cow that swam out to Sea by Pamela Rushby
- Koala’s like to… by Shae Millward
- The little Queenslanders’ alphabet book by Sally Scudamore
- Travel the World with Sam
- National Simultaneous Storytime - Give me some Space! by Philip Bunting
- One Remarkable Reef by Kellie Byrnes
- Up and Down on a Rainy Day by Kathryn Apel
- My People by Billie-Jean Taylor
- Once, I Munched a Mango by Samantha Wheeler
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.