I always knew reading to my kids was important, but this has opened my eyes to how important and how much.
Deadly Discovery Backpacks - celebrating Noongar language and culture
As part of Better Beginnings’ ongoing commitment to engaging Aboriginal families with library services and early literacy resources, we are excited to announce the trial of the Deadly Discovery Backpacks.
The Deadly Discovery Backpacks will become part of our suite of loanable resources for families and focuses specifically on Noongar language and culture. They will provide Noongar families in metropolitan areas with resources that are culturally inclusive, interactive and fun, and will encourage them to use their local library as a family resource.
Included in each backpack are story books (featuring Noongar language, stories and culture), instruments, puppets and activities – all intended to allow families to engage with literacy and storytelling in their homes. The backpacks also include a special gift envelope for families which features some of Better Beginnings specially developed resources for Aboriginal children.
Please note that this a pilot and the Deadly Discovery Backpacks are available (for now) in the following libraries: