Reconciliation with babies

Introducing reconcilliation at an early age 

Materials Required

  • Stories
  • Music
  • Library/books
  • Art materials (pencils/paper/bark/paint/canvas)
  • Spotify or similar/ABC Kids App

Play experience profile

Play Experience Preparation

Research. Know what reconciliation means to you. - Find out what is in your local area - Talk to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people you may know

Experience Steps

  1. Introducing children to different cultures is an important part of their growing sense of identity. Australia has a shared history with First Nations people.
  2. Listen to different stories and music by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists.
  3. Introduce children to different types of art in museums and galleries.
  4. Listen to ABC Kids and Play School episode as below.

What to talk about, or questions to ask during the experience

  • What can you see in this artwork?
  • Artwork: look at all the colours (label them)
  • Artwork: this was painted by...
  • This book was written and illustrated by...
  • We live on .... Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Country
  • This story is about...

Build on this...

  • Watch, listen
  • Go on a nature walk and look for native flora and fauna in your area

WHO guidelines for physical activity and sedentary behaviour

Provide evidence-based public health recommendations for children, adolescents and adults on physical activity. Learn more

This could be expended to include physical activity through nature walks.

EYLF Outcomes

The Early Years Learning Framework has been designed for use by early childhood educators working in partnership with families, children’s first and most influential educators. View PDF

  1. Children respond to diversity with respect
  2. Children develop knowledgeable and confident self identities
  3. Children learn to interact in relation to others with care, empathy and respect

EYLF Principle

Principle 2: Partnerships. Partnerships are based on the foundations of understanding each other’s expectations and attitudes, and build on the strength of each others’ knowledge.

EYLF Practice

Practice: Cultural competence. Cultural competence is much more than awareness of cultural differences. It is the ability to understand, communicate with, and effectively interact with people across cultures.


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