We are a small business specialising in designing and creating early childhood resources along with a beautifully stocked range that compliments our handmade Play Discover Learn designs. We also carefully source a variety of second-hand early childhood picture books, games, and puzzles.
All resources are created and stocked with a focus on engaging children in their learning in a purposeful and meaningful way. Play Discover Learn is owned and operated by a qualified early childhood teacher and is based in Sydney, NSW.
SHORTLISTED, 2021 ENVIRONMENT AWARD FOR CHILDREN'S LITERATURE
Brother Moon is a powerful story lovingly told by a great-grandfather to his great-grandson.
Beneath the dark sky of the Northern Territory, Hippy-Boy is captivated when Great-Grandpa Liman tells him the mysterious story of his brother and how it guides his connection to Country.
Great-Grandpa is a masterful storyteller and, as the tale unfolds, he finally reveals his brother is the moon — a wonder of the universe. Hippy-Boy learns how his greatgrandfather uses the phases of the moon when he goes hunting and fishing, and why it is important for us all to have an understanding of the natural world.
Liman (Harry Morgan), the author’s grandfather, was a respected Wadjigany man — a leader amongst his people and the community. Liman was born at Manjimamany in the Northern Territory in 1916. He was a canoe maker, hunter, community mediator, and a family man who lived off the land and travelled the seas. Liman spoke Batjamalh, his first language, and other languages from the Daly River area.
Maree McCarthy Yoelu - Is a Wadjigany woman, from the western Wagait region in the NT. She grew up in Daly River and now lives in Darwin where she works in radio. Liman is Maree’s grandfather. She writes to keep his stories and the Batjamalh language alive.
Samantha Fry - Grew up in the Northern Territory and lives in Darwin. She is descended from the Dagiman people from Katherine and as a child lived in remote communities across the Top End. Samantha is an accomplished artist and talented designer. Alfred's War is the first book she has illustrated.
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We are a small business that makes handmade early childhood resources along with stocking a range of beautiful resources to compliment the handmade range.
All resources are created and stocked with a focus on engaging children in their learning in a purposeful and meaningful way.
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My career in the early childhood profession commenced in August 1993. My work has included the positions of teacher, teaching director, non-teaching director, child studies facilitator for the tertiary sector and Early Learning Consultant. Across 2009 – 2011 I was the National Project Officer for KidsMatter Early Childhood. A pilot project for young children’s mental health and wellbeing.
My Education Qualifications -
Diploma of Teaching, Early Childhood Education, Macquarie University
Certificate IV in Assessment and Workplace Training, TAFE – NSW
Graduate Certificate in Adult Education in Training, UTS
My Early Childhood Philosophy -
Childhood is a unique time of life, to be enjoyed and valued. It is a time where the foundations for lifelong learning and wellbeing are laid. As a professional early childhood educator first and foremost in all that I do, is the rights of the child.
I acknowledge the traditional people of the land on which I live and work. I pay my respects to elders, past and present as they hold the traditions and hopes for the future of this land.