Welcome to Better Beginnings

Better Beginnings is a Western Australian family literacy program that connects families with books through free reading packs. Our goal is to improve literacy and learning outcomes for all W.A. children by encouraging families to read, talk, sing, write and play with their child every day.

We have information on literacy, reading and our free reading packs for families, carers, library staff, child health nurses and teachers.

Find out more about how storytelling and yarning can support parents and caregivers to get bub reading, counting and confident to take on the world.


It’s never too early to share a book with your baby. Here you’ll find fun ideas to read, talk, sing, write and play with your baby every day. Find out about our free reading pack for babies.


Suddenly your baby is a toddler and on the move. It’s so important to continue to read, talk, sing, write and play together, every day. Check out our top tips and find out about our free reading pack for toddlers.


Starting Kindy is a big step, for your child and for you too. Better Beginnings is here to support you with another free reading pack and more ideas to support your child through their first year of school. 


Learn about our reading packs, outreach resources, access training videos and information and more.

Register to get free reading packs for kindergarten students, access our teachers guides, and discover other resources for educators.

Community Health Nurses have a unique opportunity to connect with new babies and their families. Learn more about your role in delivering our early literacy packs here.

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Read, Watch and Play

Find books and early literacy activity ideas to do at home or when you're out with your child. 

Watch nursery rhymes and find out how to do the actions.

Play with interactive resources.