I always knew reading to my kids was important, but this has opened my eyes to how important and how much.
Building a better beginning for Western Australian families
Better Beginnings has been developed by the State Library of Western Australia as a family literacy program that supports parents as their child’s first teacher.
It works through strong partnerships with public libraries, local governments, health professionals and schools to:
- build awareness in the whole community of the value of reading and sharing stories with young children from birth;
- encourage and support parents in sharing books and activities that foster language and a love of reading with their young children; and
- promote the vital role of public libraries as community hubs that provide ongoing support to parents and caregivers in giving their children a love of reading.