05 September 2021
To help you show your friends and family a little extra love in lockdown with a gift that gives back, we’re showcasing some of the best gift ideas from First Nations artists and businesses. It’s great to have some extra time at home with the kids during this lockdown period, but it can be a challenge finding new ways to keep active minds busy. Engage adventurous imaginations at home with this beautiful selection of children’s gifts that the little ones are sure to love, from cool and deadly outfits to stunning picture books, there’s something for every child will fall in love with.
Kids Game Day by Patty Mills
The perfect lockdown gift for the kids that love their sport, this Kids Game Day series is a great way to have fun through reading at home. Written by incredible Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander icon and NBA star Patty Mills, this 3-part volume will inspire the little ones to reach their sporting goals through a tale of hard work and fun that celebrates Patty’s pride in his Indigenous heritage.
Aunty’s Wedding by Miranda Tapsell and Joshua Tyler
Celebrate family and culture with this heart-warming story written by incredible Larrakia and Tiwi actress Miranda Tapsell and award-winning actor and writer Joshua Tyler. Featuring vibrant illustrations by Samantha Fry, this beautiful picture book follows the story of a Tiwi-Island girl inquisitively preparing for her Aunty’s wedding with the help of her Maningawu (Grandmother).
Aboriginal Topic Cards
Teaching the kids from home can be fun but challenging. Brighten your lessons and make learning about Aboriginal cultures exciting with this set of 30 Aboriginal Topic Cards from Riley Callie Resources. These cards are double-sided, featuring beautiful pictures for visual learners accompanied by a snapshot of information to introduce concepts of significant landmarks, symbols, practices and traditions. These Aboriginal topic cards are the perfect start to your child’s journey of learning about First Nations cultures.
Kid’s T-shirt by Sharona Walker
Help the kids celebrate First Nations cultures in style with this fun children’s t-shirt design by Sharona Walker. Know you are shopping for good with this 100% cotton t-shirt, which was created by the Ganalili Centre in Rouebourne WA, directly supporting talented budding Yindjibarndi artists.
We hope that this selection of First Nations gifts sparks some new ideas for showing the kids some love in lockdown with something fun and thoughtful that directly supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and businesses.
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