"Children don’t stumble onto good books by themselves; they must be introduced to the wonder of words put together in such a way that they spin out pure joy and magic.”Gladys Hunt
Australian Book Traveller is a unit study that will help you steer your children towards a love of good books. Snuggled up, reading together on the couch you begin your Australian tour.
You are the travel guide. The books are the transport. The children are the tourists. The journey is ahead.
With each unit study you will open their eyes to different aspects of Australia as you cover;
Witness with delight as their knowledge of Australia’s culture and heritage blossoms in a very natural way.
Ten Australian picture books have been chosen as the core Travel Books. These books are the starting point of the unit studies. Each varies in its flavour, art and location. The bookswere chosen for their educational, literary and artistic merit. Many are award winners.
There are true tales, legends, fiction and factual stories. Every story has something special to share with your child that will enrich their experience of Australia.
This resource is suitable for teaching one child or multiple children. The core travel books are aimed at children aged 5-9.
You can include all of your primary children in the lessons.
Even your preschoolers will like it!
Your children can share in the delight of the story, locate places on the map and do their art lessons together.
Complete Australian Book Traveller in 10 weeks or spread the lessons over a year.
You set the pace!
Add English and math lessons to your Travel Guide books and you can cover all your key learning areas for a week. How easy and enjoyable that will be!
For those who like to take their time, spread your Travel Book lessons over the year; spending time digging deeper into the lesson suggestions, following rabbit trials and reading through the extension readers.
You can even revisit at a later date!
“Michelle, I love it. Makes me want to have little ones again! In fact, I may very well do it with Caleb, who is 12...just because we can and it is so good! I can easily adapt it to suit his age and development.” Susan Priolo aussiehomeschool.com
You will also need to purchase
For older primary children (aged 10-12) who want to participate we have optional extension book suggestions that correspond with the unit studies.
These books are longer than the travel books and can be used as a read alone text. They do not always fit the travel book perfectly but they are linked to the unit study in some way.
Find out more about these books from the Australian Picture Book List.