My Cart

Close

News

Explore

Categories

Connect

    Reviewing the inclusiveness of toys at Kmart

    Reviewing the inclusiveness of toys at Kmart
    Posted on
    As you all know I am embarking on a series of mainstream toy shop reviews to ascertain the level on inclusion amongst their range. This week I took a trip to my local Kmart.

    Reviewing the inclusiveness of mainstream toy brands

    Reviewing the inclusiveness of mainstream toy brands
    Posted on
    Reviewing the inclusiveness of mainstream toy brands

    Top Resources for 2021 NAIDOC – Heal Country

    Top Resources for 2021 NAIDOC – Heal Country
    Posted on
    For me this years NAIDOC theme embodies so much. Whilst it provides a prompt for educators to discuss the importance of caring for Country through custodianship one can also investigate race relations between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians and how we can all move forward as a united Nation.

    Reconciliation – More than a word

    Reconciliation – More than a word
    Posted on
    This years Reconciliation Week Theme is “More Than A Word” for me this is a call to action that prompts us to reflect on how we are showing up and teaching about Reconciliation EVERY DAY! Here are our top resources that we recommend educators use to explore this years theme further with children.

    What we did on the 26th of January this year

    What we did on the 26th of January this year
    Posted on
    The Koori Curriculum for the past few years has been a regular at Sydney Yabun Survival Day Festival in Victoria park. However, this year due to covid related regulation we...

    Month in Review: January 2021

    Month in Review: January 2021
    Posted on
    I, like many have been glad to leave 2020 behind and start a fresh in 2021. I have been spending the past month recharging for the year ahead by grounding myself in culture and by connecting with country and family. Here is a glimpse of some of things that I have been up to.

    When Non-Indigenous Companies Make Aboriginal Resources

    When Non-Indigenous Companies Make Aboriginal Resources
    Posted on
    Early Childhood Educators are constantly on the hunt for resources that will support them in embedding Indigenous perspectives in their program. However, many find it difficult to work out what is authentic and what is ‘gammin’ (fake).

    Top Resources to teach about insects

    Top Resources to teach about insects
    Posted on
    Top Resources to teach about insects

    Top books to teach about recycling and reusing

    Top books to teach about recycling and reusing
    Posted on
    Top books to teach about recycling and reusing

    Books to learn about the 26th of January

    Books to learn about the 26th of January
    Posted on
    The 26th of January is perhaps the most contentious date in the calendar year. For Aboriginal and Torre Strait Islander peoples this date is known as Invasion Day, Survival Day,...

    Top Places To Buy Masks

    Top Places To Buy Masks
    Posted on
    This pandemic isn't going anywhere anytime soon. But there are many ways to keep you and your mob safe. One of those ways is by wearing a face mask

    Top 4 Resources for Music and Dance

    Top 4 Resources for Music and Dance
    Posted on
    Top Resources for Music and Dance

    Top Resources to teach about Australian animals

    Top Resources to teach about Australian animals
    Posted on
    Top Resources to teach about Australian animals

    Our Top 10 Products in 2020

    Our Top 10 Products in 2020
    Posted on
    With the new year fast approaching, we wanted to share our most popular products from 2020 and say a big thank you to our community for all the support and encouragement you have provided during the past 12 months.

    Top books for road tripping that celebrate Aboriginal culture

    Top books for road tripping that celebrate Aboriginal culture
    Posted on
    The summer of 2021 will see many looking to travel within our beautiful Country rather than abroad. Here are our top resources to help support the sharing of culture on your adventures.

    Top 3 Christmas books that include an Aboriginal perspective

    Top 3 Christmas books that include an Aboriginal perspective
    Posted on
    Warrikirti the bilby is asked to help Santa deliver Christmas presents to children who live in an outback community.

    Top 6 Childrens Books About Bush Tucker

    Top 6 Childrens Books About Bush Tucker
    Posted on
    Top 6 Childrens Books About Bush Tucker

    Resources to help parents teach about Aboriginal culture and history

    Resources to help parents teach about Aboriginal culture and history
    Posted on
    Many Australian families value the importance of teaching their children respect for our Countries First Nations Peoples however many struggle with their knowledge and confidence. The Koori Curriculum has recently created an online facebook group for families who are wanting to learn, listen and walk with Indigenous Australians called The Koori Curriculum Community for Families.

    Our Top Books About Water that embed an Aboriginal Perspective

    Our Top Books About Water that embed an Aboriginal Perspective
    Posted on
    Water is common topic of enquiry in the Australian context. Whether your children are learning about water ways, ecosystems, seasons or the weather there are many ways that one can include an Aboriginal perspective with water.

    Top 5 Aboriginal Books About Friendship

    Top 5 Aboriginal Books About Friendship
    Posted on
    Forging friendships and navigating the complexities of relationships is something that all children can relate to. Here are some amazing books by Aboriginal authors and illustrators that celebrate mateship.

    Top Books for Connecting with Country

    Top Books for Connecting with Country
    Posted on
    Top Books for Connecting with Country

    Top Books About Birds

    Top Books About Birds
    Posted on
    Birds sing the songs of Country and are showcased in many Aboriginal children’s books. Here are our top bird books that we recommend for young children.

    Top Books that embed Aboriginal perspectives in children’s interests

    Top Books that embed Aboriginal perspectives in children’s interests
    Posted on
    At the Koori Curriculum we encourage the embedding of Aboriginal perspectives in children’s interests as a way of contextualising culture instead of teaching about Aboriginal culture as if it is a topic, theme or interest. Here we are sharing our top children’s books that include Aboriginal perspectives.

    FREE Resource: October is Indigenous Business Month (IBM)

    FREE Resource: October is Indigenous Business Month (IBM)
    Posted on
    Over the past five years Indigenous Business Month (IBM) has been growing and building momentum. Indigenous Business Month is
    an initiative of the MURRA Indigenous Master Class Alumni of the
    Melbourne Business School, to shine a spotlight on the variety and depth of Indigenous businesses to show business as a way of providing positive role models for young Indigenous Australians.

    Top Sally Morgan Books

    Top Sally Morgan Books
    Posted on
    Sally Morgan is an Indigenous writer and artist who was born in Perth in 1951. She belongs to the Palkyu people of the eastern Pilbara in Western Australia. Sally is...

    Top 5 Books To Share Aboriginal Perspectives Of Space

    Top 5 Books To Share Aboriginal Perspectives Of Space
    Posted on
    “Hello to You, Moon” by Sally Morgan Not all creatures are night animals, but all creatures respond to the moon. In Hello to You, Moon beautiful counting verse and luminous...

    Christmas Gifts that Celebrate Aboriginal Culture

    Christmas Gifts that Celebrate Aboriginal Culture
    Posted on
    Santa Clause is coming! Here are some great items to pop down on Christmas list.

    Top 5 Christmas Gifts for Teachers

    Top 5 Christmas Gifts for Teachers
    Posted on
    Christmas is right around the corner and if you are one that struggles to find meaningful gifts for teachers and educators then you have come to the right place.

    Our Top Three Books to Teach about Social Justice and Anti Bias

    Our Top Three Books to Teach about Social Justice and Anti Bias
    Posted on
    Anti-bias approaches were developed by Louise Derman-Sparks and the Anti-Bias Task Force (1989) to support and guide early childhood educators to tackle discrimination in early childhood curriculums.

    Aboriginal Symbols

    Aboriginal Symbols
    Posted on
    Aboriginal symbols are a fun way that we can share culture with children whilst also building their literacy and language skills.

    Our Top 7 Aboriginal Children’s Books for Counting

    Our Top 7 Aboriginal Children’s Books for Counting
    Posted on
    Watch, look, listen and count! Experience the rhythm of life in the bush as Joey and his mum go about their day.

    Top 10 Books that showcase diversity in appearance of Aboriginal people

    Top 10 Books that showcase diversity in appearance of Aboriginal people
    Posted on
    It is essential that we provide children with a holistic range of Aboriginal children’s books that showcase the diversity of Indigenous peoples and our culture. This includes sourcing stories that represent diverse images of Aboriginal people showing illustrations of Aboriginal people who have both fair and dark coloured skin.

    NAIDOC Art Competition Top 10 Submissions

    NAIDOC Art Competition Top 10 Submissions
    Posted on
    WINNER!Congratulations to 'Only About Children Seaforth' Submitted by Dana A. Always was, Always will be… The heart of Australia, the Aboriginal culture. An Art piece by the children of Only...

    Top 10 Childrens books to teach about Aboriginal history

    Top 10 Childrens books to teach about Aboriginal history
    Posted on
    Many Australians have grown up not knowing much about our countries First Nation Peoples and only knowing a small amount about Australia’s Black history. Today I’m seeing many parents and...

    Top 5 Books with Puppets

    Top 5 Books with Puppets
    Posted on
    Finger puppets are a great prop to use during story time with young children to make reading fun, engaging and interactive. We have put together a list of our favourite Aboriginal storybooks to read whilst using puppets.

    Top 5 Bancroft Books

    Top 5 Bancroft Books
    Posted on
    Dr. Bronwyn Bancroft is a proud Bundjalung Woman and Artist. Bronwyn has been exhibiting nationally and internationally for over 3 decades and has illustrated and/or written 41 children’s books. Bronwyn’s...

    Top Ten Books for 0-2 year olds

    Top Ten Books for 0-2 year olds
    Posted on
    Over at the Koori Curriculum we LOVE children’s books and have a great range in our shop that celebrates Aboriginal culture and people. Director of the Koori Curriculum, Jessica Staines...

    Educator Yarns Episode 17 - Interview with Kiya Watts

    Educator Yarns Episode 17 - Interview with Kiya Watts
    Posted on
        Complete show notes for Episode 17 Jessica Staines: Welcome to the Koori Curriculum Educators podcast. My name is Jessica Staines, Wiradjuri woman, Early Childhood Teacher, and Director of...

    Free Resource: Who are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People?

    Free Resource: Who are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People?
    Posted on
    If your service is predominately comprised of Non-Indigenous families, employees and stakeholders these may be genuine questions your children will have regarding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. For some...

    Educator Yarns Episode 16: Special episode: Family Day Care educator’s panel including Caroline Douglas, Renata Stipanovic and Sarah Metcalfe

    Educator Yarns Episode 16: Special episode: Family Day Care educator’s panel including Caroline Douglas, Renata Stipanovic and Sarah Metcalfe
    Posted on
       Complete Show Notes for Episode 16 Jessica: Welcome to the Koori Curriculum Educators Podcast. My name is Jessica Staines, Wiradjuri woman, early childhood teacher, and director of the Koori...

    Educator Yarns Episode 15: Our top 30 tips challenge (sneak peak!)

    Educator Yarns Episode 15: Our top 30 tips challenge (sneak peak!)
    Posted on
    Today I'm flying solo once again, to share with you an incredible offer that we are currently running through the Koori Curriculum. A little while ago, we launched a course, our top 30 course, which includes our Top 30 tips to support educators to include Aboriginal perspectives in their programme.

    NAIDOC Week Free PDF Resource

    NAIDOC Week Free PDF Resource
    Posted on
    Traditionally this week is NAIDOC week, however due to the pandemic, NAIDOC has been postponed to November 2020.However many educators are using this week to plan and programme their NAIDOC experiences...

    Educator Yarns Episode 14: Our top tips for NAIDOC Week

    Educator Yarns Episode 14: Our top tips for NAIDOC Week
    Posted on
    As we start to approach July, our inbox normally gets flooded by educators who enthusiastically starting to plan and programme for their NAIDOC experiences and activities. We thought to make things easier we would put together some of our top tips for NAIDOC Week to get everyone started on the right path.

    Our Top STEM Resources

    Our Top STEM Resources
    Posted on
    As many of you will know our Sister company The Aboriginal Early Childhood Collective recently launched their online STEM Summit for early childhood educators. During this virtual event the Koori...

    Educator Yarns Episode 13 - Interview with Tanika Davis

    Educator Yarns Episode 13 - Interview with Tanika Davis
    Posted on
      In this episode I Tanika Davis – a proud Aboriginal woman from Forster NSW and founder of ‘The I am, Movement.’ Jessica: Well, thanks, Tanika, for joining me on...

    Top 30 Tips For 30 Days

    Top 30 Tips For 30 Days
    Posted on
    Including Aboriginal perspectives in your program can be a daunting task particularly for non-Indigenous educators who are attempting to teach a culture that is not their own. On a weekly...

    Educator Yarns Episde 12 - My answers to your mostly commonly asked questions

    Educator Yarns Episde 12 - My answers to your mostly commonly asked questions
    Posted on
    To listen to this episode as a podcast click here.  Episode 12 - My answers to your mostly commonly asked questions Show Notes (transcript) Welcome to the Koori Curriculum Educators Podcast....

    Supporting Aboriginal Entrepreneurs Through Fashion

    Supporting Aboriginal Entrepreneurs Through Fashion
    Posted on
    We have had lots of conversations recently with educators who are members of the Koori Curriculum Educator Community about authentic Aboriginal fashion labels. Now that everyone is online shopping we...

    National Reconciliation Week Recommendations

    National Reconciliation Week Recommendations
    Posted on
    Reconciliation week is just around the corner and here are my top five Reconciliation resources from our online shop.   1) Reconciliation Week is from the 27th of May to...

    ANZAC Day - Aboriginal Servicemen and Women

    ANZAC Day - Aboriginal Servicemen and Women
    Posted on
    We all should be acknowledging Aboriginal service men and women during ANZAC Day the same way that we honour and show respect to all service men and women. For many...

Hello You!

Join our mailing list