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 Deadly Discovery Backpacks.

The Deadly Discovery Backpacks are part of our suite of loanable resources for families and focuses specifically on Aboriginal language and culture. It will provide Aboriginal families in metropolitan and regional areas with resources that are culturally inclusive, interactive and fun, and will encourage them to use their local library as a family resource. 

The Noongar Deadly Discovery Backpacks for libraries in the Perth Metropolitan area, and South West and Great Southern regions.

 

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As a teacher of over 30 years, I have witnessed the Better Beginnings program helping to transform children’s lives and given them greater potential to grow, learn and develop, perform well at school and succeed in later life.
Councillor David Lagan, Deputy Mayor, City of Stirling

I tell stories in Vietnamese and read to my children in English.  I only started reading English after receiving Better Beginnings. 
Parent
 

One mother reads with her four year old every afternoon after school now.  She said without these books, they would not have any to read. 
Teacher, Remote Community School
 

It’s wonderful to have support across the community emphasising the importance of reading and language development. 
Community Health Nurse
 

…I never thought of reading to my baby.  Better Beginnings has really boosted my confidence.
Parent