Skip to Main Content

Teaching (Early Childhood)

This guide supports students enrolled in the Early Childhood teacher education programs including the M Teach(EC), Grad Dip (EC) and the M Teach (EC/Prim).

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 to find the curriculum and 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.

the babys cataloguea ball for daisyBluebird

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. <>

Board books

Our board books are shelved next to the Graphic Novels collection (please ask at the desk if you need help with locating them)

ten little fingers and ten little toesFarm 123


Search strategy:

The following strategy will find board books.

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

Use the following keywords: board book*

Ten little fingers and ten little toes / Mem Fox; illustrated by Helen Oxenbury. UniM Giblin Eunson Z   FOX 

Farm 123 / Rod Campbell. UniM Giblin Eunson Z CAMP

Tiddler : the story-telling fish / Julia Donaldson , Axel Scheffler. UniM Giblin Eunson Z DONA 

Diary of a wombat / Jackie French ; illustrated by Bruce Whatley. UniM Giblin Eunson Z FREN 

The waterhole : a counting book / Graeme Base. UniM Giblin Eunson Z BASE

Robotics kits for learning activities 

The library provides access to a small range of robotics kits for use in the classroom. To facilitate equitable access to the robotics kits, please contact Fransie Naude stating the title, call number and planned teaching date.

Robotics kits

Robotics resources