PaL is a system of learning which has three different programs;ReadnPlay, BookStart and BooksnLearning. They are resource based programs which use commercially available children’s picture story books together with games designed exclusively by Napranum PaL Group for families.
The programs have been designed to support families with children aged 2yrs – 6yrs.
The PaL Curriculum strongly connects with the fundamental aspects of The Early Years Learning Framework for Australia. It supports the view that children are connected to family, community, culture and place –‘belonging, being and becoming’.
Activities are designed to relate to the books and cover elements of key learning areas.
The Three PaL Programs being used in communities are:
The ReadnPlay Program comprises of 20 kits utilising 20 different books. The BookStart Program comprises 37 kits, utilising 28 different books:
The BooksnLearning Program comprises 56 kits, utilising 30 different books:
Each individual PaL kit contains:
The storybooks included in PaL kits:
BookStart kits are also supported by Early Literacy Films specific to each book and activity. These short films:
PaL resources do not arrive ‘ready-made’ in communities. Community members at each PaL site participate directly in the implementation of the program to ensure it ‘fits’ their community and cultural context. They are also directly engaged in the production and compilation of resources which helps them to gain an understanding of the materials and develop a sense of ownership, which is a key element to the success of the program.