Free Books For Babies

Parents with newborn babies in WA can collect a free Better Beginnings reading pack from their local library or from their Community Child Health Nurse. 

You can find your nearest library using the Find a Library search at the top of this page.

You can also find your local child health clinic at the Healthy WA Website

Your reading pack includes:

  • A board book for your baby (this is a gift from your local council)
  • A nursery rhyme poster
  • A book list for babies and toddlers filled with great books to find at your local library
  • A brochure with tips for enjoying reading with your baby
  • 'It's Rhyme Time' booklet and DVD to sing along with
  • A library bag

"Children are made readers on the laps of their parents."
Emille Buchwal

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I always knew reading to my kids was important, but this has opened my eyes to how important and how much.
Parent
 

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
 

I always knew reading to my kids was important, but this has opened my eyes to how important and how much.
Parent

I think it’s been a wonderful initiative.  I feel sure it’s going to benefit both the children and parents and develop links with the library.
Teacher
 

 

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

Better Beginnings gave me confidence. I know reading is an everyday tool and teaching my children will help them be more successful in life.
Parent