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Bringing child rights into your classroom: An educator's guide

This guide walks you through the process of introducing the concept of child rights to children aged 3–7 years. While it is aimed at Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, the practical activities could be used with children of any cultural background within this age group.

Building belonging: A toolkit for early childhood educators on cultural diversity and responding to prejudice

The ‘Building belonging’ toolkit includes an ebook, song, educator guide, poster and lesson plans. It supports respect for cultural diversity in the early years.

Child rights education kit: Child rights activity book

This activity book is designed to support children to make meaning of their rights relevant to their own world and experiences.

Introduction to EYLF fact sheets

This series of Good Practice Fact Sheets from SNAICC gives you ideas for promoting, exploring and celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures while implementing the outcomes, principles and practices from the EYLF.

Learning about culture, it needs a conversation!

Are we truly making the most of teaching children about the cultural significance of an activity? This activity shows how a learning activity is supported with intentional teaching about the Aboriginal flag.

Learning on Country: What do ya know?

This PDF gives accessible information about protocols for working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, cultural safety, cultural competence and identity.

Little J and Big Cuz

These games can be used with the Little J and Big Cuz videos to support learning Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander worldviews and knowledges.

Little J and Big Cuz: Educators

These resources can be used with the Little J and Big Cuz videos to support learning Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander worldviews and knowledges. The resources are aligned with the EYLF.

Narragunnawali: Reconciliation in schools and early learning

Narragunnawali (pronounced narra-gunna-wally) is a word from the language of the Ngunnawal people, meaning alive, wellbeing, coming together and peace. Subscribe to Narragunnawali News, a free newsletter that highlights the great things happening in early learning services across Australia.

Narragunnawali: Community building blocks (early learning)

In this activity, educators and children build a model of their local community using building blocks. They talk about important Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander places in the community.

Narragunnawali: Curriculum resources

The Narragunnawali curriculum resources for the early years incorporate elements of the EYLF. They promote reconciliation and strengthen children’s knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures and contributions.

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children's Day activity kit

Find some great, practical ideas for celebrating this special day.

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children's Day activity sheet

This activity sheet provides advice about how to invite an Elder to visit your service and suggests questions to ask.

Rethinking images of inclusion: A picture book for children's services

What resources do you use to promote inclusion and difference? How do you use them? Will these resources enable children to have a better understanding of difference and inclusion? This PDF will give you some great questions and guidance in thinking about inclusion.

Yarning circles

Read about how the NSW-based Laugh and Learn Early Learning Centre in Miranda introduced yarning circles into their program.

You’re in new Country book

This 96-page book provides advice to non-Indigenous early childhood mentors, trainers and teachers.

You’re in new Country posters

This set of posters gives tips to non-Indigenous early childhood mentors, trainers and teachers about working respectfully; being in new Country; listening and learning; and more.

Abbreviations

  • EYLF: Belonging, Being and Becoming: The Early Years Learning Framework for Australia
Supported by the Australian Government.
© 2016 Commonwealth of Australia, unless otherwise indicated
Supported by the Australian Government.
© 2016 Commonwealth of Australia,unless otherwise indicated