SNAICC has developed engaging resource packages designed to educate, promote greater understanding and to encourage best-practice when working with our children and families.
The Early Childhood Kit includes six great resources for early childhood educators. These resources will assist educators to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families with their transition to school and understand their cultural needs. The Children’s Publishing Kit is a ‘how-to” guide to creating books with children with an accompanying DVD and the Child Rights Educator Guide comes with eight wonderful posters for the classroom.
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The Early Childhood Kit includes:
The Journey ‘to Big School’: supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children’s transition to primary school
This report investigates the practical implications and applications of the findings from our earlier literature review, Supporting Transition to Schools.
Aboriginal Children’s Self Publishing Workshop How-To Kit
This kit will assist in the planning and running of a Children’s Self Publishing workshop in an Early Childhood service, pre-school or school.
This kit, developed by Jane Harrison, shares an innovative methodology for gathering and sharing children’s stories and artwork, producing children’s books to enhance storytelling, cultural sharing and literacy development.
This kit has been developed by SNAICC as part of our Child Rearing Stories Project, and shares the innovative methodology used by this project. Children’s Self Publishing methods are ideal for creating local resources and can be used for any community project – the possibilities are endless!
The kit contains:
- a simple-to-follow 30 page illustrated Children’s Self Publishing guide
- a short DVD featuring interviews with workshop participants and demonstrating how to fold simple books
- four examples of published books created using Children’s Self Publishing methods.
- An overview of how the Kit aligns with the Early Years Learning Framework
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Cultural Needs
This resource is a flip chart to assist in ‘unpacking’ Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children’s cultures and cultural needs. It portrays different aspects of cultural connections that enhance a young person’s sense of identity and wellbeing.
Download the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Cultural Needs resource
Child Rights Education Kit
This resource includes:
- Child rights poster series – A set of 7 beautifully illustrated child rights posters specifically designed for
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.
- Bringing child rights to your classroom, Educator’s Guide – A guide for early years educators – full of information, children’s stories and activities that bring to life child rights for kids. The 7 stories in the guide match each of the 7 child rights posters.
- Child rights activity book – Packed individually in each Children’s Day bag (as above), this activity book
completes the Child Rights Education Kit – it features colouring and drawing activities based on the 7 stories and illustrated posters, and
- ECA and NAPCAN poster – a child-friendly version of the United Nations Convention on the rights of the child, compliments of Early Childhood Australia.
Download the Child Rights Education Kit (Educators’ Guide)
Download the Child Rights Education Kit (Activity Book)
Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) Fact Sheets
This series of Good Practice Fact Sheets is designed to give educators ideas for promoting, exploring and celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture whilst implementing the outcomes, principles and practices from the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF).
Download the Early Years Learning Framework fact sheets
Supporting Transition to School for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children: What it means and what works
This publication explores current knowledge of how schools, communities, families and early childhood services can support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children to begin, and thrive at, primary school.
Download the Supporting Transition resource