• Coolamon

    $54.99

    A handcrafted and hand painted First nations artefact, designed to stimulate the imagination and creativity of children. This coolamon is an open-ended toy that can be used in many ways – simply fill it with seeds, shells or beeswax crayons.

    This Coolamon is handcrafted from bamboo for its durability and is lightweight. It has been decorated by Aboriginal artist, Russell Yilamara in traditional hues that pay respect to First Nations people’s history and cultural heritage and the natural ochres of the earth.

    As a multi-purpose educational tool, it encourages creative development in young minds as they use their imaginations in pretend play.

    A coolamon is an First Nations artefact that has been used for tens of thousands of years. It is a carrying vessel that is a multi-purpose shallow dish with curved sides. Coolamons were traditionally used by Aboriginal women to carry water, fruits, nuts, as well as to cradle babies.

    Specifications

    • Handcrafted on Bundjalung Country
    • Length: 28cm – 32cm
    • Width: 8cm-9cm
    • Material: Bamboo
    • Acrylic paint
    • Varnished for durability
  • Educator Tee – Women’s

    $44.99$44.99

    Educator:

    1. multi-skilled educational rockstar who lives to inspire, motivate and empower.
    2. kind of a big deal

    Featuring Aboriginal artist, Russell’s Yilamara’s ‘Passing on Knowledge’ design, start conversations, show your respect whilst educating the next generation. Our Educator tee is a comfy and soft quality that should be a staple in every educator’s wardrobe.

    Printed on the AS Colour Maple t-shirt, it is the best pick for the ultimate educator tee. It’s well-made, featuring a ribbed knit collar, side seams, and double-needle hems, and is also preshrunk to minimise shrinkage.

    Team it up with your favourite jeans or flowy skirt, and you will never go wrong with this stylish wardrobe must-have.

    Specifications

    • 100% combed ring spun cotton (fibre content may vary for different colours)
    • Medium fabric (180 g/m²)
    • Regular fit
    • Crew neck
    • Printed in Aus
    • AS Colour is an Ethical Fashion brand
  • Inspiration Clapsticks

    $34.99

    5 sets

    Children can be inspired by Aboriginal art and culture to create their own traditional Indigenous clapstick set.

    Clap sticks are a wonderful tool for learning about Aboriginal art and culture. It is a simple, yet powerful tool that helps develop rhythm and coordination, humming, chanting and singing skills.

    These blank clapstick sets are designed to provide a space for young hands and minds to explore Aboriginal art and culture. They are the perfect size for young ones developing grip and provides them with enough space to really let their artwork tell a story.

    Set up your provocation space with samples of traditional First Nations art, symbols (check out our symbol flash cards) and images to allow children to be inspired to create their own artwork.

    Specifications:

    • 5 sets
    • 3 cm diameter
    • 20 cm length
    • Wooden
  • Japily Sensory Symbol Collection

    $119.99

    The Japily Sensory Symbol Collection is a treasure trove of Aboriginal art, knowledges and culture that supports children to understand and practise using symbols as a language. A comprehensive First Nations resource for early childhood learning. The inclusion of native plant scents increases sensory input encouraging both a physical and emotional connection to learning. This First Nations take on sensory exploration can be used as a learning tool to aid in the development of your child’s fine motor skills, speech development and cognitive thinking, whilst developing both oral and written language, imagination, storytelling, whilst embedding authentic Indigenous knowledges and perspectives.

    This beautifully designed and made collection combines natural wooden engraved and die cut First Nations symbol stamps, as well as matching symbol flashcards, native essential oils and matching native plant information flashcards, Early Years Learning Framework and National Quality Standard Playspirations, Australian Curriculum connections and Scensydough Recipe. All in enclosed in a calico bag to create an immersive learning experience that will help your child to develop modes of language and encourage creativity whilst engaging their senses through First Nations knowledges and culture.

    Included in the collection:

    • 8 First Nations Symbol natural wooden stamps – especially made for little hands, they are 5 cm in diameter for a firm wide grip & engraved with the symbol on the top to make it easy to identify.
    • 8 First Nations Symbol matching Flashcards – A6 size, made with 300gsm matte card to minimise reflection, printed by IndigiPrint.
    • 4 100% Native Australian Essential Oils, 5ml – Nerolina, Lemon Myrtle, Eucalyptus Blue Gum & Bush Balm Mint.
    • 4 Native Plant Information Flashcards – made to match our Native Essential Oils, contains common name, Scientific name and First Nations uses with hand drawn illustration. A6 size, made with 300gsm matte card to minimise reflection, printed by IndigiPrint.
    • Early Years Learning Framework & National Quality Standards Playspiration connections – to assist Educators to confidently embed and put First Nations perspectives at the centre of learning.
    • Australian Curriculum Connections – activities and lesson ideas to assist Teachers to confidently embed First Nations perspectives into Australian Curriculum learning areas.
    • Scensydough Recipe – our favourite recipe that incorporates our Native Essential Oils for the ultimate sensory experience.
    • Japily natural cotton calico storage bag.
    • SDS sheets – will be available to download via order confirmation link.
    • Please note, with force, the symbol on the stamp may break and cause a choking hazard. Always use with adult supervision, not for children under 3 years old.

    Artists

    Symbols and background artwork by Russell Yilamara Brown. Russell Yilamara Brown is a proud Garawa and Mara man from South-East Arnhem Land, NT and is a director of Songlines Art, Culture, Education. Russell currently lives and works on Bundjalung Country, NSW.  He is a skilled painter, sculptor and digital artist that has refined his traditional style and has developed a contemporary representation

    Native plant illustrations by Leah Brown. Leah Brown is a proud Garawa and Mara woman from the Roper River area of the Northern Territory, she currently lives on Dunghutti Country, NSW. Leah is skilled in painting, digital artwork and design and is passionate about using her talents to educate and share her culture.

     

  • Japily Symbol Stamps & Flashcards

    $79.99

    The Japily Symbol Stamps & Flashcards is a collection of Aboriginal art, knowledge and culture that supports children to understand and practise using symbols as a language.

    This First Nations take on sensory exploration can be used as a learning tool to aid in the development of your child’s fine motor skills, speech development and cognitive thinking, whilst developing both oral and written language, imagination, storytelling, all through embedding authentic Indigenous knowledges and perspectives.

    This beautifully designed and made collection combines 8 natural wooden engraved First Nations symbol stamps, as well as 8 matching symbol flashcards, Early Years Learning Framework and National Quality Standard Playspirations, Australian Curriculum connections and Scensydough Recipe. Stamps and flashcards come in a calico bag for safe storage.

    Included in the collection:

    • 8 First Nations Symbol natural wooden stamps – especially made for little hands, they are 5 cm in diameter for a firm wide grip & engraved with the symbol on the top to make it easy to identify.
    • 8 First Nations Symbol matching Flashcards – A6 size, made with 300gsm matte card to minimise reflection, printed by IndigiPrint.
    • Early Years Learning Framework & National Quality Standards Playspiration Connections – to assist Educators to confidently embed and put First Nations perspectives at the centre of learning.
    • Australian Curriculum Connections – activities and lesson ideas to assist Teachers to confidently embed First Nations perspectives into Australian Curriculum learning areas.
    • Scensydough Recipe – our favourite recipe that incorporates our Native Essential Oils for the ultimate sensory experience.
    • Natural cotton calico storage bag.
    • WARNING: With force, the symbol on the stamp become dislodged and cause a choking hazard. Always use with adult supervision, not for children under 3 years old.

    Artists

    Symbols and background artwork by Russell Yilamara Brown. Russell Yilamara Brown is a proud Garawa and Mara man from South-East Arnhem Land, NT and is a director of Songlines Art, Culture, Education. Russell currently lives and works on Bundjalung Country, NSW.  He is a skilled painter, sculptor and digital artist that has refined his traditional style and has developed a contemporary representation

    Native plant illustrations by Leah Brown. Leah Brown is a proud Garawa and Mara woman from the Roper River area of the Northern Territory, she currently lives on Dunghutti Country, NSW. Leah is skilled in painting, digital artwork and design and is passionate about using her talents to educate and share her culture.