Deadly Tots was launched on NAICD 2011 and aims to raise community awareness and inform parents and carers of Aboriginal children what families can do for children aged 0-5 years, to promote their social, emotional and intellectual development and their early literacy.
Deadly Tots- No Gammon was funded by Community Services through the Aboriginal Child, Youth and Family Strategy (ACYFS) and the project operates under the auspice of Karitane.
Aboriginal parent and play groups across the Sydney Metro Central region collaborated with the project team to develop a range of culturally appropriate resources, using their creativity to express the key messages through music and art.
- Painting by Ngala Nanga Mai pARenT group at La Perouse has been used throughout a 10 page child development flip chart with information for families.
- Marrickville’s Multi Mix Mob wrote and recorded a song Love Yarn Sing Read Play, to sing of their connection with their children and culture.
- A height chart has been designed by the Koori Kids Play Group in Menai using the hand and foot prints of their Deadly kids.
A Deadly Tots website and Facebook page have been designed to share information and help connect families, community groups and organisations. The resources are available through the website or by contacting Karitane 9794 2348.