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Deadly tots



The Deadly tots - no gammon project aims to raise community awareness and promote the social, emotional and intellectual development of Indigenous children, and highlights the importance of early literacy during the first five years.

Deadly tots have developed a range of culturally appropriate resources for parents and carers of Indigenous children that use music and art. The resources developed include:

The Deadly Tots - No Gammon project is funded by Department of Child Services, Metro Central Region through the Aboriginal Child, Youth and Family Strategy (ACYFS) under the auspice of Karitane.

Abstract adapted from Deadly tots


Jane Doepel
Ph: (02) 9794 3280

Related publications

Deadly tots: love yarn sing read play (2011)

New South Wales Department of Community Services

The Deadly tots, love yarn sing read play resources, were designed in collaboration with Ngala Nanga Mai Parent group La Perouse, Multi Mix Mob Marrickville and Koori Kids play group Menai. The resources were designed as part of a communication strategy to share evidence based information on the social emotional and intellectual development of children aged 0-5 years with families and communities of Aboriginal children in the south east, inner west and northern regions of Sydney. The resources include:

Abstract adapted from Deadly tots


Last updated: 11 March 2015
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