Little Yarns is an app that allows children and families to engage with indigenous language. Little Yarns provides children and families the opportunity to engage with our indigenous languages, building awareness and celebrating the cosmopolitan diversity of our society. Little Yarns allows kids from different backgrounds to learn language together, creating a culture of acceptance whilst assisting cognitive development in our little ones. Many studies have shown the benefits of developing bilingual and multilingual skills, particularly in childhood. The app allows parents to learn with their little ones, proving it’s never too late to start as from little yarns big yarns grow!
Little Yarns assists indigenous communities in developing language lists for educational purposes. It draws upon the State Library of Queensland - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages word lists data set, whilst enabling users to input their own data for languages not already featured. Little Yarns point of difference from other language apps is the customisation of this user data input, allowing indigenous language to be collated in community.
Evidence of Work
State Library of Queensland - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages word lists.
Description of Use: Little Yarns is an app that allows children and families to engage with indigenous language. The app draws upon data from the State Library of Queensland, - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages word lists.
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