Children are born ready to learn and some of the best learning comes from nurturing relationships. Research tells us that when babies and children get what they need it can have a lasting effect on their future. Explore the range of free resources below to enjoy with your child.
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Babes in Arms
Our Babes in Arms sessions are perfect for under 1s and their parent or carer. Enjoy a small and relaxed group session with songs and rhymes presented by our friendly staff. Held at Noosaville Library on Tuesdays and at Cooroy Library on Wednesdays. Find out more by visiting our events calendar.
Join our storytime sessions for songs and stories with our friendly library staff in a fun and relaxed environment. Held at Noosaville Library on Tuesdays and at Cooroy Library on Wednesdays. Find out more by visiting our events calendar.
Join us and our special guests for songs, stories and fun. Includes Storytime’s Greatest Hits, presented by Kirsty and Kester Chalkley.
First 5 Forever
“Talk, play sing, read, to give growing brains what they need.” In the first years of life, your child’s brain grows at its fastest. Find tips, book lists, videos and sign up to received email updates. Find out more about this State Government funded early learning program here.
Listen and watch ebooks for kids online or through the Tumblebooks app. Read a review. Write a book report and play games!
Kinderling is Australia’s most popular kids radio station playing family friendly music, stories and podcasts for children aged 0-9 years. Content is tailored for routines throughout the day including bedtime, playtime, car rides and the “witching hour” and covers a variety of genres and interests – from fables and traditional stories to science-based series, language and cultural explorations around the world, and more. A small bilingual section is also included with stories in English and another language such as Arabic, Greek, Mandarin, or Hindi. Download the app to start listening now. You will need to create an online State Library QLD membership once you click the link.
Lote Online for Kids is an online resource that allows children to enjoy the magic of books and stories in a range of languages. Each book also includes an English translation to help develop multilingual reading and listening skills.
See how the professionals do it! Watch Australian actors and authors reading your favourite picture books. Log on using your library card for an entertaining story time any time you like.