Frequently Asked Questions
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How do I Order Online?
Individuals can order online at The Honey Ant Reader’s Online Shop.
If you have a Corporate or Wholesale order or inquiry, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the nature of your inquiry, or call us on 0412 248 145
What is the Minimum Quantity that I can order?
There is no minimum order requirement.
Are there discounts for Bulk Orders?
Yes. Please refer to the online shop for details or contact HAR on email: email@example.com.
What Method of Payment do you accept?
Personal payments will be taken at the time of ordering and no deliveries will be dispatched unless payment is received in full. Wholesale and Institutional orders will be dispatched on receipt of an acceptable and official order number. We accept the following methods of payment for online purchases:
- Direct transfer
When will my Order be Sent?
We will process your order within seven days of receipt of payment, and mail it to the address you have provided. You will be contacted if there is any reason for your order to be delayed.
Can I Buy the The Honey Ant Readers in Bookstores?
Yes. The Honey Ant Readers are available at
Can I find the HAR in my Local Library?
They are in NT libraries and some interstate libraries. They are also in several school and university libraries. Please ask your librarian to order a set if you do not have any in your local library.
Can the Honey Ant Readers Visit our School?
Yes, professional development is available and Margaret would be delighted to visit your school. Please contact us for more details.
Is Margaret available as a Guest Lecturer to our B.Ed students?
Yes. Please contact her directly to discuss availability and topics. firstname.lastname@example.org
Can I call HAR for Help or Guidance?
Margaret is happy to talk to customers about the books and reading program and to offer support via email or phone.
E: email@example.com. T: 0412 248 145.
Can the HAR team help our Community to Develop our own Early Readers?
We are available to assist with similar projects in other regions of Australia.
Can I Donate to this Project?
Donations supporting the development and publication of early readers for Indigenous learners, as well as individual reading tuition for the students can be made to: Honey Ant Readers Project, PO Box 3042, Wooli, NSW 2462, or on the Honey Ant Readers' home page by clicking on the 'donate' tab on the left.
Donors may nominate a particular HAR project they wish to support, for example: Sponsor a Honey Ant Reader, sponsor HAR resources into a school, sponsor HAR resources into a class within a school, sponsor a supporting book (for example, a song book), Professional Development, costs of printing, research, translation of the HAR into an Indigenous language.
How can I Help or Volunteer?
There are opportunities to become involved in the HAR project. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any enquiries.
I am a postgraduate student studying Linguistics/Education. Can I spend time with you?
Yes, please contact Margaret directly to discuss your needs and how we may be able to help you. email@example.com
The HAR reading levels are not linked to age but to individual progress. Themes in the books cover traditional Indigenous activities and some of Trudy Inkamala's stories passed down through the generations. Older readers are therefore comfortable reading books without being made to feel ‘childlike’.
Can young Indigenous men use the HAR as an early reading program?
Yes. They are being used very successfully in South Australia and the Northern Terrritory.
Are the HAR only suitable for Indigenous learners?
No. Students from all ethnic and geographical backgrounds are enjoying learning to read from the HAR. Indigenous learners are the primary audience, though, as the first series is written in language sympathetic to light Aboriginal English (AE), which is spoken across Australia between Indigenous people.
Are you introducing these readers to mainstream students?
Yes. They help to open the discussion about AE, which so many Australians speak, and to introduce mainstream Australian students to Central Australian Aboriginal culture. Becoming aware of ‘Indigenous Australia’ at a young age is a great way to prevent prejudice and promote better understanding between young people.
We have developed our own Resources to go with the HAR and would like to share them with other HAR users. Can we send you our ideas to help other teachers?
Yes, thank you. That would be wonderful. We would then put those on the website for other teachers to use, acknowledging where they came from. Every new idea that helps students learn to read is a good one! Every good ready-made resource is a great help to teachers!
What Ideas do you have for activities with the cards? My students are in Year 1.
The game I love to watch being played between a teacher and child is ‘memory’. The teacher turns the cards upside down and spreads them out - using only the cards that the students can read or speak about. They take turns to flip a card over, and to find a match for it. If they find the correct pair they keep the cards. The one with the most cards at the end of the game is the winner. In most cases the student ‘beats’ the teacher as they have such fantastic visual memories! The success makes them want to play again of course! Matching, snap, ‘Simon Says’, Go Fish!, flash card games are all suitable. We provide 2 of each card in our card sets so that you have a matching pair of each of the cards. There are many ideas for the way you can use the cards, limited only my your imagination! Refer to our new Teacher's Book for more ideas.