Bookish Play

Bookish Play is any play-based experience centred around a specific book.

We all know that children learn best through story and play, bookish play is the perfect combination of both vehicles of learning.

Play experiences based upon children books is a strategy to keep up engagement and interaction during or after storytime. Bookish play enhances children’s imagination and brings some of their most beloved stories to life.

First Nations Bookish play is a way for us to continue exploring concepts shared within books that embed cultural perspectives. This is one practical play-based way that we can easily and meaningfully include Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives, values, histories and cultures in our play at home with children or classroom curriculums.

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BKE Aboriginal Collection - Wooden Symbol Set SERIES TWO

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Solar System Outer Space Play Mat with Felt Planets

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Australian Frill Neck Lizard Finger Puppet

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Australian Crocodile Finger Puppet

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Australian Emu Finger Puppet

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Australian Magpie Finger Puppet

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Australian Echidna Finger Puppet

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Australian Platypus Finger Puppet

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Australian Lorikeet Finger Puppet

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Australian Koala Finger Puppet

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Australian Cockatoo Finger Puppet

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Australian Kangaroo Finger Puppet

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Australian Turtle Finger Puppet

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Australian Green Frog Finger Puppet

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Australian Possum Finger Puppet

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Australian Galah Finger Puppet

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Australian Kookaburra Finger Puppet

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Australian Finger Puppets - Set of 25

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Large Sea and Rockpool Play Mat Playscape

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Australian Outback Desert Play Mat Playscape

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Felt Ocean Marine Mammals Toys - Orca, Whale, Dolphin, Narwhal

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Campfire Play Mat Playscape

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Felt Echidna Toy (Australian Animal)

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Australia Under the Sea 1, 2, 3 by Frané Lessac - Book and Finger Puppet Set

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Sea, Beach and Rockpool Play Mat Playscape

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Felt Space Astronaut

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Dinosaur Ice Age Play Mat Playscape

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Australian Animals C - Finger Puppet Set

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Australian Animals D - Birds of Australia - Finger Puppets Set

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Australian Animals F - Finger Puppet Set

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Australian Animals G - Finger Puppet Set

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Ocean and Sea Creatures B, Finger Puppet Set

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Felt Life Cycle Tray Playmat (Earth)

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Felt Life cycle of a Honey Bee

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Felt Lifecycle of a Frog

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Felt Life Cycle Tray Playmat (Water)

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Large Australian Outback Play Mat Playscape

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BKE Aboriginal Collection - Native Shrub

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Felt Life cycle of Green Sea Turtle

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Large Dinosaur Land with Volcano Play Mat Playscape

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Tree Bee

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Aunty's Real Bush Tucker 'damper' Playdough Mix | Lemon Myrtle

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Aunty's Real Bush Tucker 'damper' Playdough Mix | Wattleseed

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Quandong Bracelet Making Kit | Butterfly

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Silicone Playdough & Craft Mat - Green

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