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EYLF Outcome 1: Children have a strong sense of identity

1.3: Children develop knowledgeable and confident self-identities

EYLF Outcome 5: Children are effective communicators

5.2: Children engage with a range of texts and gain meaning from these texts

Preschool literacy Indicators: I understand the language of my world. I engage with texts and make meaning

Inquiry Question

How can we learn about cultures by listening to Aboriginal stories?

Learning Experience

Get comfy and listen to ABC Kids’ “Little Yarns”.  Hear Aboriginal languages and stories from across Australia. 

Engage your child in conversation about these stories that promote consideration of diverse perspectives.

Link: Little Yarns

Why is this important?

Learning about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages supports the identity of Aboriginal children and enhances the knowledge of non-Aboriginal children as they learn about families’ and communities’ texts and stories. Tuning into listening without watching a screen is good for children’s listening and early literacy skills.