Colours book -every colour of the rainbow for every kind of learner

Oct 17, 2011

The Honey Ant Readers, as a research based program is constantly evolving and developing in new and exciting directions to best support learners in their reading. Colours is the first of our new and innovative pre-reading series, “Honey Ant Speaking Books”, that complement the Honey Ant Readers education program. It can be used by teachers…

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Little voices

Jun 2, 2011

A school teacher sent me a message saying that as he walked around the school grounds today he heard “Nana nana dig” being sung by the preschoolers while they played in the sand! I will put a recording on the webpage as soon as I can work out how to do that! We had fun…

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Latest HAR a hit with teenagers and Upper Primary!

Feb 14, 2011

HAR 14 (Big Man Grab Sister) and HAR 15 (Get that Fat Perentie) have been published and are already sold we are printing a second batch! We have put the stories to music and created several written classroom activities to enhance this exciting oral language learning experience. Initial classroom trials have been very successful.…

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Rhyme Time with the Honey Ant Readers

Jan 23, 2011

Rhymes and  jingles, particularly when put to music, are a terrific, fun and very successful way of teaching oral English, so we will be putting rhymes on this website as a resource for teachers this year. Aboriginal English speakers have difficulty with many Standard Australian English sounds, as they do not use them in their Indigenous…

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Card Sets for Indigenous Learners

Nov 25, 2010

Wow, the new card sets are terrific!  We have made them smaller (9.5 x 9.7cms)  so that they fit snugly  into a little hand and they now come in a cute white box. As people are finding that they need more than one set to play games such as snap, matching or memory games  we have decided to discount…

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The Fred Hollows Foundation

Sep 12, 2010

“From the perspective of the Foundation – HAR ticks several significant boxes. The Foundation works with remote communities and aims to build capacity. It is important that the basic recognition of the differences which exists for Indigenous people who speak a different language and who are learning to speak English as their second, third or…

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Aug 26, 2010

We all wish our terrific editor, Rosemary Butler, a speedy recovery. We miss her vital input into the books and can’t wait to have her back spotting errors and making fabulous suggestions again! We think of you and pray for you constantly, Rosemary.  We’ll miss you at the launch, but know you’ll be with us in spirit…

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Book Launch

Aug 26, 2010

The Northern Territory Goverment State Library  hosted the official launch of The  Honey Ant Readers on the 1st September at 4.10pm in Parliament House, Darwin. Minister Karl Hampton introduced the author and praised the HAR as something very much needed in Indigenous education, and long overdue.

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Luritja/English song: nana dig, kami tjawani.

Jun 19, 2010

Our Song in English and Language, translated by Yr 5 student, Amber: nana dig, kami tjawani. nana, nana, nana dig, kami, kami, kami tjawani, dig in the red sand, tjawani parna, and when you find an ant real BIG mantjini tjala, mantjini tjala, grab it with your hand. mantang-ku mantjini tjala

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