Congratulations on the arrival of your baby!

Did you know that your little one was born ready to start learning? Right now, their brain is forming 1 million new connections every second. As their first and most important teacher, you can help boost this development by talking, reading, singing, and playing with your bub every day.

First 5 Forever is here to help you on your baby’s early literacy journey. Developed by big Queenslanders for little Queenslanders, the program offers free activities and resources through public libraries and online to empower and inspire families throughout their little one’s first 5 years.

Bookmark this page so that once you’ve settled into your new routine, you can begin accessing Baby Play sessions, articles, books, videos, and personalised tips – all at your fingertips.

Father and daughters playing on swing set

Learn more about how the program can benefit you and your baby.

Parent and baby reading together in The Corner

Visit your local public library or Indigenous Knowledge Centre.

Parents and babies clapping and laughing

Regular ideas, tips, and activities for your bub’s development.

Father and son clapping

Hosted by public libraries and Indigenous Knowledge Centres.

Families at Toddler Time session at Gordon White library

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Father reading Shoosh by Simon Howe to baby

Enjoyed ‘Shoosh!’? Discover more books from the series.