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Woman and child playing in the Corner window. Photo by Jeff Camden.

The Corner

The Corner is our program for children from birth to 8 years, available at the South Bank building. You are invited to come down to The Corner and play your way through our interactive environment, carefully prepared for children to make discoveries, experience new things and engage in the serious business of play.  Through art making, facilitated play, sharing stories and creative conversations, children and families can interact with artists and each other to creatively engage wherever their interests take them!

Themes in The Corner 

The Corner changes throughout the year, incorporating new props, books and activities to inspire language development and play.

Hooray for Books!  on now

Hooray for Books! is a celebration of children’s picture books and includes the introduction of our new browsing collection of fiction and non-fiction books and a new weekly schedule of family fun sessions. For the first time, you can now enjoy over 300 hand-picked, perfect to share children’s books in The Corner with puppets, costumes and high quality resources to bring these stories to life.

Join us for our new daily program including Rhyme Time, Baby Play, Story Time and Hickory Dickory Rock and explore all the different ways you can talk, read, sing and play every day at The Corner.

Talking, singing, playing, reading at home

Babies and young children learn most from the important people around them and The Corner has been designed to support simple fun activities that families can continue to play together every day as talking, sharing stories, singing and playing all count towards helping them get what they need, when they need it.

Finding time to talk, sing, play and read throughout each day gives young children the best chance to build strong early literacy skills, and your child’s best play companion is you! 

Corner Resources

Connect with the design principles of shape, space, line, texture and form at home with these resources to download:

Keep playing house at home with these resources to download:

The Curious Corner activities were designed to encourage experimentation with play, objects and ideas. 

Through play, story, sound and song The Corner celebrated the Torres Strait as a vibrant and vital part of Queensland history and contemporary life.

First 5 Forever

An important part of providing a great start for literacy and learning is using opportunities to talk, sing, read and play throughout the day.

For practical tips and more information about giving your child a great start visit First 5 Forever.