Title: Yarn Circles - Wellbeing Cards and Teacher’s Resource book.
Author: Sharlene G Coombs & Randall Krystal
Reviewer: Karen Seeneevassen
The Wellbeing Cards pack contains 30 cards designed as discussion starters for yarn circles. Teachers of Early Stage 1, Stage 1 and Stage 2 might find the cards helpful as discussion prompts. Students in Stage 3 could use the cards as prompts for student lead discussions or yarn circles. Themes of the cards include; Belong, Sharing, Friendship and Connection. The cards are respectfully and attractively presented, being illustrated Krystal Randall, a proud Yaegl and Bundjalung woman. The cards include First Nations’ words, along with the Nation of origin of these words. The cards also include suggestions for activities to extend and further develop understanding of themes and ideas.
The teacher resource book includes activities that relate to the themes of the Wellbeing cards. Stages are not identified. The purpose of the teacher’s resource is to further develop literacy skills and oral language within the context of Indigenous perspectives. These activities are not linked to the NESA Curriculum and do not identify a stage or year group that the activity is designed for.