Free reading packs for kindergarten students

All Western Australian schools and community kindergartens are invited to participate in the Better Beginnings kindergarten program, in which free reading packs are provided to every kindergarten-aged child to take home. Schools are required to register for the program each year, and teachers can do this on the Better Beginnings website. The reading packs will then be provided to the school by the local public library.

Families with home-schooled children can contact their local public library to arrange to collect their free reading packs.

The kindergarten reading pack contains:
 -  a beautiful Australian children's picture book
 -  a fun game to accompany the book
 -  a green library bag
 -  information for parents about books and reading

Stuck - Kindy Program pack










Borrow a Discovery Backpack

Your library may also have one of these great Discovery Backpacks for you to borrow.

Discovery Backpacks contain:
 -  a set of high-quality picture books
 -  an audio CD
 -  a puzzle or game
 -  a musical instrument
 -  a puppet
 -  reading tips and online activities for parents to share with their child

Discovery Backpack

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. 

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.