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.
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.