Deadly Discovery Backpacks

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.

A Crash of Rhinos! Professional Development Seminar

Professional Development Seminar for teachers and library staff.

Teachers and library staff – reserve your space at a FREE professional development seminar with renowned Australian author and illustrator Patricia Mullins!

A Crash of Rhinos! Free Family Day

  Free family fun!

    Join us for a very special morning with the author and illustrator of A Crash of Rhinos, Patricia Mullins!

 

Better Beginnings Carnivale

Carnivale will have face painters, stilt walkers, storytellers, live music, art projects for children including shadow puppetry workshops and the Better Beginnings Book Cubby where you can make your own book. All activities are free and we look forward to seeing you on the day!

NAIDOC Week 2012

Celebrate NAIDOC Week with your local Library and the State Library of WA.

Read to Me - I Love it!

Since 2010 Better Beginnings has been working with distributors in remote Aboriginal communities to deliver resources to families with children up to five years old living in remote areas.

Links for distributors

These resources are provided to distributors for free, but may require you to login.

Aboriginal

Read to me - I Love it!

Better Beginnings for remote Aboriginal communities

Since 2010 Better Beginnings has been working with distributors in remote Aboriginal communities to deliver resources to families with children up to five years old living in remote areas.

Recognising the need for sustainable strategies and resources that reflect the experiences of Aboriginal families is the primary focus of the Read to me - I love it! project, and specialised reading packs have been developed to support the specific early literacy requirements of children living in remote communities.

Better Beginnings is currently working with over 100 Aboriginal communities throughout Western Australia, including some of the most isolated and remote schools and communities in the world. The program is running Western Australia-wide through a network of distributors, early childhood practitioners, parents, health nurses, teachers and Aboriginal Medical Services. Better Beginnings works directly with community members, chairpersons and Elders to devise culturally appropriate and relevant ways of working, and provides support and training to remote and regional libraries.

The aim is not only to encourage more Aboriginal families to use their library, but also to help these library services become more relevant to the lives of Aboriginal Australians.