First 5 Forever
Talk, sing, read, play - everyday
The research shows that the first 5 years last a lifetime. When children are encouraged to talk, read, sing and play, every day, these positive interactions help build a strong foundation that sets them up for educative success and a lifelong love of learning. First 5 Forever makes it easy to give your child the best possible start.
Get FREE age-appropriate advice, fun play activities and more, emailed to you once a month
Why are the first five years so important?
In their first years of life your child's brain forms over 1 million new connections every second.
The Stories for Little Queenslanders books are my son's favourite.
— Kate, mum of 2
Online Story Time, Rhyme Time and Baby Play sessions
Watch all your favourite First 5 Forever sessions online, anywhere and any time.
Free sessions at your local library
Join a free First 5 Forever session at your local library and get ideas to try at home, meet other parents and carers and access fun activities for your child. You can also borrow books to share when you get home. For session times near you, check your local library’s website.