First child-focused animation with Indigenous characters is online
Little J & Big Cuz, the first animated kids show to feature Indigenous Australians, is now available.
It also features free resources mapped to the Australian Curriculum to support Early Years (F-2) educators in including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures in their teaching and learning programs.
The Little J & Big Cuz education resources’ F-2 framework concentrates on embedding Indigenous knowledge, understanding and skills within the teaching and learning content of each episode module, which is structured by a 5Es inquiry model and linked to learning in the Humanities, science, mathematics, arts, health and wellbeing, language and literacy.
Visit the Little J & Big Cuz website for free access to:
- All 13 episodes free on demand
- Educator resources for each episode
- Four online games
- Interactive storybook app
Little J & Big Cuz has been developed by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER), Ned Lander Media, NITV, Screen Australia, Film Victoria, Screen Tasmania and the Australian Children’s Television Foundation.
The educational resources have been developed by ACER with support from the Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care (SNAICC) and Lotterywest.