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“An innovative, award-winning series helping children develop social and emotional wellbeing”
Includes 8 Book Set, 8 Animated Videos and 64 page downloadable, Teachers Resource
With their delightful characters, engaging stories and whimsical approach, the award-winning Ginnie & Pinney Learn & Grow series is a unique and innovative set of books and videos that will encourage ethical thinking, empathy and emotional intelligence in young children.
About the series
A delightful series featuring Ginnie & Pinney and their friends. Their daily social interactions, concerns and decisions pose dilemmas that model positive self-identity and behaviours: selflessness, persistence, sharing, inclusiveness, responsibility, accepting difference and learning to say sorry.
An engaging and award-winning series comprising an 8-book set and free animated videos accompanying each book, accessible by QR Code. The Box set also includes access to a comprehensive 64 page Teachers Resource kit.
- The content of the program is based on the Early Years Learning Framework, and
- The Australian Curriculum: Health and Physical Education, Ethical Understanding & Personal and Social Capabilities
- Selected for the 2020 Victorian Department of Education and Training’s School Readiness Funding Menu
- Selected as a 1 in 100 educational program by HundrED’s international committee
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BOOKS IN THE SERIES
Pinney the Winner – Selflessness
It is sports day and Pinney is determined to win a chocolate medal. But when his close friend, Ginnie, has a fall, Pinney has to make a decision. Will he stop and help Ginnie or continue on to win the last race? Is winning that important? What will Pinney do?
Flight of the Kite – Persistence
When Pinney suggests making kites on a windy day, Ginnie is worried about being blown about. Whilst Pinney’s enthusiasm encourages Ginnie to join in, it is also the cause of many kite-making problems for Pinney. Does Ginnie overcome her anxiety? Will Pinney finally make a kite that flies?
A Bedtime Story – Sharing
Ginnie & Pinney are excited. They’ve invited Dodo to his first sleepover. But Dodo won’t share or help. Is Dodo being a bad guest or is there a reason for his behaviour? When Dodo finally tells his friends the truth, they agree to share with Dodo. But has Dodo really learnt to share with them?
Roll Up, Roll Up, Clean Up – Taking Responsibility
Ginnie & Pinney and their friends are discussing spring-cleaning when they notice a bad smell coming from the Koala’s house. The friends have to intervene. Teaching the koalas to clean their house is a lot of fun, but when the friends leave, have the koalas learnt anything?
3,2,1 Here I Come – Fairness
Playing Hide-and-seek is Ginnie’s favourite game. But Ginnie has a problem. She is very bad at hiding and is always found first. So when Ginnie disappears and her friends can’t find her, they are worried. Where is Ginnie? Is Ginnie being fair to her friends?
A Brand New Band – Inclusiveness
Pinney is excited about putting on a concert with his friends. Lulu Kangaroo is excluded because she doesn’t have an instrument. But when the concert isn’t going well, Pinney realises Lulu might have something to offer after all. Will Lulu forgive her friends and save the concert? What will Pinney give up if she does?
When I Grow Up – Self Identity
Miranda Panda is being very bossy when telling everyone what dress ups to wear to her party. Ginnie is unhappy when given a firefighter’s costume. She doesn’t feel brave enough to be a firefighter. Will things change when the fire truck arrives and Ginnie is asked to help?
Movie Mayhem – Learning to Say Sorry
Tao Tiger is looking forward to a quiet night at home, but when his friends barge in uninvited, Tao is annoyed. Frustrated with their antics, Tao unfairly yells at Ginnie. The friends are shocked. Why is Tao angry? How can Tao make amends and will Ginnie forgive Tao?