Baby Reading Pack

All South Australian families with a new baby are eligible to receive a FREE Baby Reading Pack. The packs promote positive parent and child engagement right from the start and encourages parents to establish a home library for their baby to support their child's development.

Pack distribution

The reading packs will be given to parents at Child and Family Health Service (CaFHS) universal home visit (usually when the baby is 6 weeks), however if parents do miss out for any reason, they can collect a pack from their local CaFHS clinic.

Selected hospitals with neonatal facilities including the Women's and Children's Hospital Special Baby Care Unit, Flinders Medial Centre Neonatal Unit and the Lyell McEwin Hospital Mothercarer program will provide the baby reading pack to families with a premature baby.


The 2021 Baby Reading Pack includes:

  • My First Shapes - a black and white board book with high contrast shapes, perfect for supporting healthy vision development in newborns.
  • Look, Baby!  - a perfect book for parents to introduce and talk about the world with their baby.
  • Let's Go Strolling - a gorgeous story about a family's day out together, this book will grow with your baby throughout the years
  • Nursery Rhymes for Every day - a fun book of childhood nursery rhymes and an accompanying nursery rhyme CD
  • Black and White Tummy Time Cards  - tummy time is an important activity for young babies to help strengthen their muscles. Place the tummy time cards on the floor with your baby and watch them be amazed by the high contrast shapes. There are also nursery rhymes on the back of the cards to sing with yor baby.

We hope you enjoy this wonderful collection of books and resources and the joy of sharing stories, rhymes, play and songs with your children every day.