Children’s Educational Cree Cultural Kit

Wiwip’son: A Children’s Cultural Resource Kit

The children’s cultural resource kit includes a 5 foot tipit, a toy swing with a native baby in a moss bag; a CD of Cree lullabies; and 4 story books on the teachings of the tipi, the baby swing, the moss bag and the bellybutton.  This package is being developed for use in daycares, aboriginal head start programs, early childhood classrooms, hospitals, homes and schools and anywhere you find children’s toys.  Dramatic play is important for children to learn and role play grown up activities that are part of their cultural paradigm.

Through dramatic play (swinging the baby doll), reading the story of the swing, and listening to the CD of Cree lullabies, the child learns about an ancient indigenous parenting practice, the Cree language, and Cree songs, all while having fun!

Pictures will be posted soon….