Better Beginnings is Making a Difference

Better Beginnings is a family literacy program run by the State Library of WA. Results from research conducted by Edith Cowan University were released on February 17 and among them were :

Before receiving their Better Beginnings kit (a bag with free board book and information) 14% of mothers were reading to their baby.

After receiving the kit, 85% read to their baby.

70% of parents reported that they spent more time reading and talking with their baby after receiving the kit.

28% joined their local library after receiving their kit.

For the full results and more information about this award-winning program, log on to

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