22 episodes

Australia is full of diverse Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nations. From Bunuba to Wiradjuri, palawa to Kala Lagaw Ya, every mob has its own language and unique culture. Each episode of Little Yarns will take you on a journey to a different nation to learn a first word on Country.

We’ll travel south across the Tasman Sea to lutruwita (Tasmania) and learn about the mums of palawa country. Look out for crocs in Wadjigany, while we find out about the seasons in Batjamalh language. And keep your eyes peeled for an eight-legged creepy crawly, as we hear how Yawuru language has changed over time. There are hundreds of first languages to listen to and learn from!

Little Yarns is a co-listening podcast series for pre-schoolers. Ideal for families listening together at home or as a listening resource in early learning centres, Little Yarns explores the diverse languages, stories and countries of Indigenous Australia.

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Australia is full of diverse Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nations. From Bunuba to Wiradjuri, palawa to Kala Lagaw Ya, every mob has its own language and unique culture. Each episode of Little Yarns will take you on a journey to a different nation to learn a first word on Country.

We’ll travel south across the Tasman Sea to lutruwita (Tasmania) and learn about the mums of palawa country. Look out for crocs in Wadjigany, while we find out about the seasons in Batjamalh language. And keep your eyes peeled for an eight-legged creepy crawly, as we hear how Yawuru language has changed over time. There are hundreds of first languages to listen to and learn from!

Little Yarns is a co-listening podcast series for pre-schoolers. Ideal for families listening together at home or as a listening resource in early learning centres, Little Yarns explores the diverse languages, stories and countries of Indigenous Australia.

    Mother in Yugambeh

    Mother in Yugambeh

    Mothers take care of us. Not just our mums but all types of mothers. Even mother nature! If we listen, we can take care of her too. Today, let's head down to the beach with Hunter and learn the Yugambeh word for mother. 

    • 8 min
    Honey possum in Noongar

    Honey possum in Noongar

    We’re back in the Noongar Nation to learn the Wirlomin word for a very small but important animal. Keep your eyes peeled for honey possum in the banksia!

    • 8 min
    Rain in Tiwi

    Rain in Tiwi

    It’s wet season on the Tiwi Islands. Listen to the frogs sing! Malcolm teaches us about weather knowledge and the Tiwi word for rain.

    • 7 min
    Strength in Kalaw Kawaw Ya

    Strength in Kalaw Kawaw Ya

    We visit the mangrove swamps of Saibai in the Torres Strait, where Aaron teaches us there are many ways to be strong in Kalaw Kawaw Ya.

    • 7 min
    Moon in Yugambeh

    Moon in Yugambeh

    The moon is very important. She controls the tides and lights up the night sky. Grab your torch and let’s visit Yugambeh Country to learn the word for moon. 

    • 7 min
    Whale in Noongar

    Whale in Noongar

    We’re whale watching on Wirlomin Noongar Country, on the south coast of Western Australia. Cassie teaches us the Noongar word for these gentle giants.

    • 7 min

Customer Reviews

Rubee_Tuesday ,

LOVE

Whole family loves this podcast, we are always excited when we see a new episode. Thank you!

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Well worth a listen, any ages

My grandson and I loved everything about this podcast. We learned so much. The audio, presenters and languages are excellent. Can’t wait for next series???

Miss Loki ,

Deadly!

Jarjums love this! Composition is wonderful and we all find it extremely relaxing. Perfect for those nights when we are too sleepy to read books but still want a.. little yarn!

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