Better Beginnings

Better Beginnings

Building a better beginning for Western Australian families

Better Beginnings is a state wide literacy program delivered by the State Library of Western Australia with support from the Department of Health and your local public library.

Read to your baby from birth!

Every baby born in the City of Busselton is able to receive a free Better Beginnings bag which contains a beautiful book for sharing with their parent, along with accompanying useful information and activities.

If you are the mother of a new baby and you have not received your Better Beginnings bag you can get one by contacting your Child Health Nurse.

Visit the Better Beginnings website to find out more.

Better Beginnings Baby Pack

Better Beginnings provides every two-year-old child in Western Australia a free reading pack.

Your reading pack includes:

  • A rhyming picture book by a popular Australian author
  • A nursery rhyme CD and booklet with lots of fun rhymes to share (the songs can also be downloaded below)
  • A nursery rhyme puzzle magnet to keep on your fridge at home
  • An orange library bag.

Visit the Better Beginnings website to find out more.

Better Beginnings Toddler Pack

Better Beginnings Discovery Backpacks are available for loan from the Library.

The backpacks contain books, puppets, games, musical instruments, activity suggestions and reading tips and are able to be borrowed with your library card. They are themed and linked to learning areas in the Curriculum Framework making them a fabulous grab and go educational (but fun too) resource to enjoy at home.

Green Discovery Backpack