Educational matching game which features different Aboriginal symbols. This matching game includes 12 padded fabric pieces which are embroidered with ceremonial Aboriginal symbols. Each piece measures 9cm wide x 5cm deep x 11cm high. The Aboriginal symbols includes a meeting place, boomerangs, clap sticks, a woman sitting, a man sitting, and a didgeridoo. This Aboriginal symbols matching game was designed by Gerald McGregor and made under Fair Trade conditions. The set also includes a drawstring bag which measures 27cm x 32cm. Suitable for children from the age of 3 years.
Gerald McGregor is proud of his Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nationality and culture, with his family descending from the Burketown region in far north Queensland, the Gunnadaleedie tribe. Gerald has found his own unique style of art ranging from traditional dot and animal inspired pieces, to others with a more contemporary feel, that reflects his view of the modern “urban” Aboriginal’s love of this beautiful country Australia, and he enjoys sharing with the world his culture through his artwork.
This Fair Trade organization was founded in Kolkata, West Bengal, India in 2003. Today over 150 local families are involved. The talented artisans hand make a diverse range of products, specialising in educational resources. This organisation provides the local workers with a sustainable income, and all the ethics of fair trade are maintained. This organisation also provides and emergency fund for the workers in time of need such as a medical emergency for the artisan or family member, funds are readily available so they can seek immediate assistance. They have also built a school in Asansol, west of Kolkata.
This item helps children to understand the people and the world around them. Our range of global and multicultural resources help to support children’s learning about their communities, as well as the world in general. These resources aid in the promotion of understanding and acceptance of different cultures, beliefs, languages, families, appearances and lifestyles. As children gain an understanding of their community, they also gain an understanding of themselves. This develops confidence and a sense of identity. Incorporating multicultural resources into play is a great way to introduce these concepts in fun and unobtrusive ways. Play is an important part of early childhood. Play encourages children to learn, develop and grow whilst they have fun. Through play, children can develop important cognitive and physical skills. Play encourages creativity, imagination, perseverance and the development of language and social skills.
We love creating products that allow Indigenous communities and artists to communicate their culture through their art and in turn allowing children to develop awareness and understanding of the significance of cultural heritage in their world. If you are an Indigenous artist and would like to work with MTA to also develop culturally sensitive and appropriate education resources, please contact email@example.com.