HELPING TO CLOSE THE GAP FOR INDIGENOUS CHILDREN
Bangs is nothing but a hopeless city slicker owl who was always being bullied and had no wings to fly. Join Bangs on his quest to become a warrior. Along the way he finds the true Tiwi Spirit and becomes Jurrukuk, learning the meaning of love, courage and 'One People'.
Why download this app?
It is a fun, enjoyable way for children and adults of all ages to engage in and share the joy of reading, no matter where they are located.
The app works by combining content and video seamlessly between readers, regardless of their location.
The app has a number of strong educational advantages for children in remote communities. These include helping to develop early reading skills including exposure to print and reading behaviours, as well as building children’s confidence to read aloud and developing important oral language skills.
The Chatty Kidz experience
The story is shared and comes to life as pages are turned in real-time by the both readers. Words, colours and pictures are all sensitive to touch and highlighted when activated. This widens the scope and educational opportunities for readers to interact and learn.
The Indigenous Literary Foundation
The Indigenous Literary Foundation (ILF) and Chatty Kidz have teamed up to launch a simple, yet powerful app for reading with children
ILF has a vision and approach on raising literacy levels is focused at a community level. They focus on early exposure to appropriate and quality books in the home and community through the supply of books.
Click here to find out more about what they do