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First 5 Forever

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Talk, Read, Sing, Play 

While brain development continues through life, from birth to 5 years is the most rapid period of growth for a child’s brain with over a million new connections forming every second. The everyday moments you spend with your child, talking, reading, singing and playing can help build a healthy brain and a healthy body, now and for their future. 


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Online Story Time, Rhyme Time and Baby Play sessions

Watch all your favourite First 5 Forever sessions online, anywhere and any time.
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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.
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