I’m a Dirty Dinosaur by Janeen Brian and Ann James
Humorous text that encourages interaction and language including rhyme, vocabulary and a basic narrative structure
Endorsed by Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA). 2014 Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year.
Bath time hand puppet
Encourages play, interaction and storytelling in an environment where there are few distractions and one-on-one adult supervision is already occurring.
It's Rhyme Time DVD + book
A nursery rhyme and story DVD that introduces an alternate modality whilst reinforcing key language messages. It is fun for children encouraging active participation.
Nursery Rhyme Frieze*
Display as an attractive visual reminder. One frame will also display messages around the importance of language and emergent literacy and will act as a prompt to library staff when talking with families.
Information brochure handout*
A brochure that outlines key language and emergent literacy messages, further information and community service contacts.
The bag contains a range of quality elements that have been specifically chosen to reinforce the First 5 Forever messages and be easily used by families within the home and community environment.
The contents need to engage curiosity and be fun and easy to use with children 0–5 years. Four items will enable purposeful conversations with families about how each element can be used at home.
The toolkit can be provided at; library programs or activities, exchanged for the postcard following community events, ante-natal or new parents groups or during outreach programs that are aimed at connecting with parents and primary caregivers who may not have access to information or informal learning opportunities.
Families will be encouraged to engage in ‘shared reading’ and this book encourages interaction, actions, new vocabulary and is appealing to young children.
The bath time component is a safe, easily adaptable element for families to encourage talking, singing and playing with their child. Bath time is a regular routine for young children and can be reinforced as a fun time for interaction.
This DVD provides interactive nursery rhymes and stories that families will be encouraged to participate in with their child but also has a range of messages for families.
The frieze provides a link between library programs and home activities; helps families, including CALD families to remember the words to common nursery rhymes and reinforces through a visual reminder the message around families singing and engaging in rhymes at home. If displayed at home, it may act as a point of interest to the child allowing them to initiate and request songs.
The brochure will reinforce the important role that families play in their child’s development before they start formal education programs such as kindy and school.