Tasmania has the lowest literacy levels in the country and, despite countless interventions over several decades, it remains a persistent anxiety for all Tasmanians. And it begins with babies.
From 2023, every baby born in Tasmania will receive a Little Tasmanian bag at the family’s first visit with their child health nurse from the Child Health and Parenting Service. In the bag will be a cotton Tasmanian romper, a voucher for a library card, fridge magnets with Tasmanian animals navigating parents through their baby’s first 1,000 days and the Little Tasmanian board book.
Little Tasmanian is about four Tasmanians who overcame adversity to achieve their dreams.
A project from Brand Tasmania. Illustrated by Shiloh Longbottom.