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Master of Teaching Early Childhood

This guide supports students enrolled in the Master of Teaching (Early Childhood).

Library Catalogue : Search for curriculum resources

Enter your topic keywords.  You can search across all of our Education Curriculum Collections or you can select 1 of 6 specific collection (from drop-down menu). eg Textbook collection or Kits collection.

Where can I find the Curriculum & Media Collections?

The Education Curriculum and Media Collections can be found on Level 1 of the Giblin Eunson Library. 

Discover a range of resources to support your assessment tasks and placements: 3D-objects, models, toys, games, big books, board books, picture books, young adult fiction, DVDs, CDs, charts, pictures and multi-piece sets.

This guide also features streamed videos and digital resources you can access online and use within your teaching.

Wordless board books & picture books

Items within this growing collection can be used to support conversational reading as outlined by the Abecedarian Approach.

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Search strategy:

The following strategy will find wordless picture books and wordless board books.

Select a keyword search and limit to picture books from the drop down menu.

Use the following keywords: wordless book*

The baby's catalogue / Janet and Allan Ahlberg.UniM Giblin Eunson Z AHLB [Board book]

Welcome to the zoo / Alison Jay. UniM Giblin Eunson Z JAY [Board book]

Bluebird / Bob Staake. UniM Giblin Eunson Z STAA [Picture book]

A ball for Daisy / Chris Raschka. UniM Giblin Eunson Z RASC [Picture book]

The lion & the mouse / Jerry Pinkney. UniM Giblin Eunson Z  PINK [Picture book]

Flora and the flamingo / by Molly Idle  UniM Giblin Eunson Z IDLE [Picture book]

The following article presents a research-based rationale for using wordless books and offers examples of wordless picture books along with suggestions for how to use them to support the literacy of young learners:

Jalongo, R. M., Dragich, D., Conrad, N.K & Zhang, A. (2002). Using Wordless Picture Books to Support Emergent Literacy. Early Childhood Education Journal, 29(3), 167-177. <https://ezp.lib.unimelb.edu.au/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=ehh&AN=11305212&site=eds-live&scope=site>