ABC Kids welcomes early childhood educators

A destination for trusted ABC Kids and ABC Kids listen digital content, conveniently aligned with priorities in early education.  You will find video and audio resources categorised according to six broad curriculum areas. We offer screen-free extension ideas to support educator planning and practice, along with topical posts in the ABC Kids Early Education Reflective Journal.

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ABC Kids listen welcomes Dino Dome

In all new Dino Dome, prehistoric pairs race through swamps, cities and snowstorms. Which dinosaur will win in the greatest race of all time? Anything goes in the Dino Dome! Engaging listening for classrooms, homes or while on the move. Look out for episodes every Thursday.

Play School’s Very Jazzy Street Party

Shake your jazz hands! Play School is celebrating the ABC’s 90th Anniversary with this all singing, all dancing extravaganza. After watching, check out the early education party pack. Download …

Languages Of Our Land

Languages Of Our Land offers delightful viewing moments for toddlers and pre-schoolers while sharing the Yugambeh language. Perfect for early literacy and numeracy programs.

What makes you,you?

Early childhood teacher, Meg Woods, explains how Little Yarns supported children to explore their developing sense of self and connection to others.

All new webinar recording

We’ve teamed up with Community Early Learning Australia (CELA) and The Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) to bring you this new professional development opportunity. Watch now via the CELA website

NEW! Bluey Turtleboy resources

Extend early education opportunities emerging from Bluey Turtleboy. Package developed in collaboration with the team from Deaf Connect.

A bite-sized social media series created for the ABC Kids Community; Early Learning Little Talks draws attention to some of the learning moments in ABC Kids and ABC Kids listen programs. Laura Stone from ABC Kids Early Education catches up with a variety of early childhood subject matter specialists via video call to hear their interpretation.

  • Exploring the ideas behind Play School's Let's Eat

    Dietitian and PhD candidate, Richard Ball, shares key messages around developing positive eating habits for toddlers and pre-schoolers.

  • Tinkering with unplugged technology

    Teacher and researcher, Honor Mackley, talks “tinkering” with unplugged technology and shares fascinating implications for early learning.

  • Unpacking imagination in action with Bluey 'Octopus'

    Take a deep dive into Bluey ‘Octopus’ with Professor Suzy Edwards! Nodding to the big ideas of developmental theorist Lev Vygotsky, Suzy reflects on how children’s experiences enhance their imaginative play.

  • Understanding big feelings with Moodies

    Dr Kaylene Henderson discusses strategies to help children understand and manage anxious feelings.

Welcome to our Early Education Reflective Journal. Ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at ABC Kids?  Find out how our processes and collaborations can help inspire and inform your work with children, families and communities.

Bluey embraces Australian Sign Language in Turtleboy

16th June 2022

We interview Deaf Connect and explore how Auslan is included throughout this delightful new episode.

Inclusive Environments for Children: Identity, Fairness and Diversity

18 March 2022

'Belonging is central in shaping who children are and who they can become'. Insights on what it means to be inclusive in the early years from Early Childhood Consultant, Louise Dorrat.

Get moving with Humpty's Big Adventure

15 March 2022

Taking inspiration from viewing Humpty's Big Adventure, this post explores a range of skill-building opportunities brought about by obstacle courses.

Finish summer safely with the help of Kangaroo Beach

21 February 2022

Consider how Kangaroo Beach can be used as a playful and engaging learning tool for water safety savvy children and their grown-ups.

Curriculum Areas

Creativity and Self-expression

Celebrating all the ways we can express ourselves and connect with others. A collection dedicated to art, music, song, language, communication, dance and movement.

Family, Community and Culture

What helps us to feel like we belong? Building understandings about each other and embracing the unique connections we share with people, places and traditions.

Health and Wellbeing

How do you feel today? We explore inner and outer feelings and ways to keep our bodies and minds feeling healthy and resilient.

Language and Literacy

Language and literacy development begins right from the start! Storytelling, listening, talking, viewing, reading, writing, along with a range of other modes of communication including drama and the arts. This collection will spark a love of language and communication in its many forms.

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)

Questioning, investigating, experimenting and making exciting discoveries about our earth and amazing built environment.

Sustainability and Nature

The natural wonders of our earth are endless and inspiring! From bush walks to recycling and everything in between – we learn about plants and animals while exploring how we can care for our amazing planet.

Resources to inform your early childhood media choices

Collaborative professional learning

Learn about the CBCA Sun Project and explore children’s literature as we integrate a range of digital resources from ABC Kids Early Education. Watch now via the CELA website.

Early Education Poster


Download, link, post, attach, print … share!

However you choose to share it, this poster enables educators to spread the word about ABC Kids Early Education Online. Available in 13 community languages.

Media and Digital Technologies in Early Education - Play, Pedagogy and Partnerships

Explore meaningful ways to integrate quality children’s media in early education programs. Visit the Community Early Learning Australia (CELA) website to watch and download the notes.

Exciting science education resource!

Dr Niraj (Nij) Lal and Dr Kate Highfield team up in this free Early Childhood Australia learning module. Find out more

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