First 5 Forever

It's important to stay connected and to continue to give your little ones brain a boost through sharing stories and hands-on activities.

Our Council libraries offer a range of face-to-face sessions at your local branch with some activities also available online.

For session times near you, call your local library branch.

Join a First 5 Forever session

Join a free First 5 Forever session of Story Time or Rhyme Time at your local library and get ideas to try at home, meet other parents and carers and access fun activities for your child.

Story Time and Rhyme Time often includes activities to play and learn. You can also borrow books to share when you get home.

Explore the State Library of Queensland's First 5 Forever for early literacy tips, and watch Story Time and Rhyme Time sessions online.

Jarjum Gurema 

Jarjum Gurema is a children's book created by Mununjali Jymbi Support Services, Ja Jabuny Club and  the Mununjali Playgroup and is based on local Yugambeh greetings and totem animals of the Mununjali area. Scenic Rim Regional Council are proud to be a part of this wonderful project that contributes to the revival of the Yugambeh language and spreads the importance of early literacy. The vibrant and original illustrations inside this story celebrate the local Yugambeh language (Mununjali dialect) and allow families with young children to share the language through story, song and dance.

The book would not have been made possible without funding from State Government of Queensland and coordination by State Library of Queensland. We also acknowledge the Mununjali elders and Yugambeh Museum for sharing their stories and knowledge in creating this story.

Jarjum Gurema is expected to be launched on Thursday 23 September with the help of Gold Coast Titans half back and local Beaudesert born and Mununjali man Jamal Fogarty. Jamal is the local Scenic Rim Community Literacy Champion. 

Introducing Scenic Rim Community Literacy Champion Jamal Fogarty and the Jarjum Gurema book

See inside Jarmu Gurema and learn some Yugambeh language

Take a look at the videos below where Jamal shares a sneak peak of some pages from the picture book and teaches us some local Yugambeh language. In each video, Jamal will be announcing the winners of the artworks that have made it into the published picture book! Scroll down for some downloadable colouring-in activity sheets inspired by Jarjum Gurema.

Gullinini

Baugall Budgera

Minyaghu

Borobi

Mibunn

Gromun

Kagaru

Jalumm

Jitta Jitta

Maron

Baugall Inala

Nya Nyah Bu

Jarjum Gurema colouring templates

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