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Get involved with First 5 Forever programs

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The Dinosaur Exploration Experience set up at Gin Gin Library.

First 5 Forever and Bundaberg Regional Libraries are helping children read, sing, talk and play with a range of fun, hands on and exciting activities for local families and their little ones.

Over the next few weeks local families can receive a free giveaway, attend a musical extravaganza and explore a dinosaur space, all thanks to First 5 Forever and your local library.

Council’s Arts, Culture and Events portfolio spokesperson Cr John Learmonth said the activities available at the library could assist with the development of young children across the region.

“Activities such as the Dinosaur Exploration Experience provide a great opportunity for children to learn a range of skills and develop in areas they otherwise may not at such a young age,” Cr Learmonth said.

“Not only are these activities great for children, but it is also a chance for parents to meet other parents too.

“I encourage parents to bring their children to the libraries throughout the region as they are great resources to access whether you attend a session, or simply read a few books.”

The current First 5 Forever activities on include:

Children's book and hat giveaway

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The prizes available as part of the First 5 Forever giveaway.

Open for ages two to five years, each successful applicant will receive a bucket hat and a newly published children’s book.

To participate simply click here and fill out the application.

You can then receive the freebie on the day and location you nominated.

Applications close 10 June unless all freebies are allocated earlier.

Fabulous Lemon Drops

While Fabulous Lemon Drops were due to perform in the region, due to ill health they will no longer be visiting.

Instead, a special playtime will be hosted in the below locations at the below times.

The sessions are on:

Gin Gin Library session
• Friday, 3 June at 10 am

Childers Library session
• Friday, 3 June at 2 pm

Bundaberg Library session
• Saturday, 4 June at 10 am

You can find out more about Fabulous Lemon Drops here.

Dinosaur Exploration Experience

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Part of the Dinosaur Exploration Experience set up.

The Dinosaur Exploration Experience is a hands-on activity which is made up of a range of puzzles, sorting, drawing, and playing activities.

The experience, hosted at three libraries across the region, has been designed by an educator who has developed the space to maximise language and literacy opportunities as the activities provide an opportunity to talk, play, read and sing.

The area has real fossils, great range of sensory items and is just a fun way to enjoy time with your child, and with the activities changing weekly there is something new to discover every week.

First 5 Forever is an initiative of the Queensland Government, coordinated by State Library of Queensland and delivered in partnership with local government.

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