Three Jelly Fish Story
Jelly fish hang independent of each other. They have a great tactile feel, may be used as mobiles between story times.They come with a laminated printout of the story.
Ages 2 +
4 in stock
When you’re working with children, making education a fun experience is essential!
Story telling is a great medium to do this
“The sacred site of Namarrkon, the Lightning Spirit for the Kunwinjku people…is about fifty-six kilometres (thirty-five miles) away to the east of Nimbuwah rock, which towers into the sky from the surrounding plains. It is here that Namarrkon dwells throughout the dry season. Sometimes he assumes the form of a grasshopper to forage for food among the cabbage tree palms and bush shrubs growing nearby. He is also said to have created ‘aljurr’, (Leichhardt’s grasshopper) who goes looking for Namarrkon during electrical storms……
Suggested learning activities: Create your own Dreaming story using your favourite insect as the main character. How do they represent a natural phenomenon such as the weather? How do they utilise this phenomenon to carry out their story? (a Dreaming story could correspond to another tribal legend of creation from the various indigenous groups from around the world) create a narrative about nature e.g., storms, floods, rain, hail, fire, rivers etc inspired by some of the dreamtime stories. Explain in your own words what the dreamtime perspective of lighting is. How is this different or similar to your understanding of lightning?
Putting puppets into the hands of children—or rather on the hands of children can set the stage for valuable learning opportunities in many developmental areas. Puppets are engaging toys that can help support oral language skills and communication, social/emotional development, and help children learn and understand the world around them through safe, imaginative play.