Join Children’s Ground Arrernte educators as we launch our new series of children’s books on December 2 in Mparntwe (Alice Springs)! ❤️ 💛 🖤
‘Tyerrtye Atyinhe (My Body)’ is a vibrant educational book that teaches children Arrernte names for body parts. “We want our children to learn about the different parts of their body in their own language,” said a Children’s Ground First Nations educator. “The illustrations are based on pictures of our families, so our little ones can see themselves reflected while they learn.”
‘Althateme (McGrath’s Dam)’ is an Arrernte picture book that explores themes of family, history and connection to Country. “Althateme is a special place for our families,” says author Shirley Turner. “This is the place where we sat down and protested to get our land back. We all lived here in tin sheds and humpies, walking around with our parents, and hunting for bush foods. I wrote this poem because Althateme is the place we all call home. It’s important to all our families, and to the history of Land Rights.”
‘Intelhiletyeke (First Nations Colouring Book)’ is a wellbeing resource, designed to promote mindfulness and creativity. The activity book contains 30 striking artworks by prominent Arrernte artist Amunda Gorey for children and their families to colour in and features Arrernte language quotes about creativity and wellbeing.
🎁 We will also be launching a pop-up shop featuring great end of year gift ideas: clothing, books, Arrernte language resources, cards and more – all designed by First Nations artists and educators.
❤️ Arrernte Children’s Book Launch: Thurs 2nd 10.30am – 12.30pm
💛 Pop-up Shop: Thurs 2nd Dec – Sat 11th Dec
🖤 Shop 7, Alice Plaza, Alice Springs
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri 10am – 4pm, Sat 10am – 1pm
🎁 You can also purchase Children’s Ground products online from our store: childrensground.org.au/store