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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Australian Finger Puppets - Set of 25

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Large Sea and Rockpool Play Mat Playscape

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BKE Aboriginal Collection - Wooden Symbol Set SERIES TWO

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Baby Nursery Hanging - Australian Birds - Cockatoo, Lorikeet, Galah and Kookaburra

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Campfire Play Mat Playscape

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BKE Aboriginal Collection - Background

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

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Australian Baby Animals by Frané Lessac - Book and Finger Puppet Set

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Felt Lifecycle of a Frog

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Australian Outback Desert Play Mat Playscape

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Felt Life cycle of Green Sea Turtle

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

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BKE Aboriginal Collection - 'Bilma' Clapping Sticks

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BKE Aboriginal Collection - Gumtree

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BKE Aboriginal Collection - Coastal Beach Playboard

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Felt Life cycle of a Honey Bee

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BKE Aboriginal Collection - Grassland Playboard

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Felt Life Cycle Tray Playmat (Water)

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Felt Life Cycle Tray Playmat (Earth)

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BKE Aboriginal Collection - Mini Wooden Wall Art - Fish/Mullet

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BKE Aboriginal Collection - Mini Wooden Wall Art - Crab

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BKE Aboriginal Collection - Mini Wooden Wall Art - Pippi

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BKE Aboriginal Collection - River 'Biindaray' Playboard

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Tree Bee

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NATIVES Grevillea Tree People *Limited Edition*

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NATIVES Wattle Tree People *Limited Edition*

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BKE Aboriginal Collection - Native Shrub

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BKE Aboriginal Collection - Grass Bush

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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 Wombat 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 Kookburra Finger Puppet

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