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Woman and child playing in the Corner window. Photo by Jeff Camden.
Hello Families, and welcome to The Corner.
The Corner is currently closed, and we miss you at the library, however, we look forward to welcoming you back very soon.
In the meantime, we encourage you to be inspired here online by a range of creative activities for family play and learning with The Corner at Home Activities.
You can also join us online through our Watch page for First 5 Forever sessions of Story Time, Rhyme Time and Baby Play updated weekdays on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays at 10am on social media
Don’t forget to visit our First 5 Forever webpage for tips and resources to support early literacy and providing opportunities for children and their families to talk, read, sing and play together every day.
Join your favourite State Library, The Corner staff for an exciting new addition to our digital programming. Be inspired by The Corner at Home Activities, encouraging creative open-ended adventures for family play and exploration at home.
Enjoy the magic of The Corner at Home Activities. Today Mari is encouraging you to play outside finding objects that you could use to make art. She was inspired by the exhibition, Big Voices: Children’s Art Matters in celebration of Under Eights Week here at the State Library of Queensland.
Enjoy the magic of The Corner at Home Activities. Today Nat is encouraging you to find shadows that you could use to make art. She was inspired by the exhibition, Big Voices: Children’s Art Matters in celebration of Under Eights Week here at the State Library of Queensland.
Talk, read, sing and play at home
Parents and caregivers play a vital role as your child’s first and most important educator. We encourage you to talk, share stories, sing and play at home every day and give young children the best chance to build strong early literacy skills.
Keep up to date with articles and news for children and families of the State Library of Queensland.
Visit First 5 Forever for simple ways to include early literacy in your everyday.
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State Library eresources for children
Become a State Library of Queensland member and access these quality resources to share with your family.
Your local public library may have more eresources you can use. Visit their website today. Many libraries allow you to join online. Check their website for details.
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.