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by Emily Elizabeth


A book especially written for early childhood educators, families, and caregivers to use when exploring Anzac Day concepts with young children. Discovering what children will see, hear and do on Anzac Day provides an opportunity to develop a base knowledge of why we remember and

commemorate Anzac Day on the 25th of April.

I will see people marching, flags waving, uniforms, medals, and flowers.
I will hear a bugle, bagpipes and bands playing. There will also be times when I hear nothing.

Silence is for one minute so we can remember all the people and things we saw on Anzac Day.
I will hear people say the words, “Lest We Forget”.

Small Hands Early Learning provides tailored programs for educators to develop their skills,
knowledge and confidence in exploring Anzac Day and military concepts with children in a
practical, inclusive way.

Available now! 

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Someone I Love is in Defence

Are you a Military family searching for resources to support your children through the unique experiences of military life? Look no further than the 'Someone I Love is in Defence' Series. This heart-warming series created by a Defence School Mentor consists of nine books specially crafted to provide comfort, understanding, and empowerment to young ones in military families.


From captivating storybooks to engaging colouring and activity books, each instalment in the series offers a different way for children to connect with and navigate their emotions surrounding deployments, relocations, and the pride of having loved ones serving in the military.


You can purchase these wonderful resources directly from the official website at or conveniently find them at select Australian Military Bank Branches near you. 

Child and Family Resilience Programs(Formally Early Childhood Defence Programs)

Free, award-winning, research-based early childhood & school-aged resources and personalised programs for children from Defence (Military), Veteran, First Responder & Remote Worker (FIFO & DIDO) families.

Children from military families generally experience frequent and long separation from one or both of their parents due to training and deployment. They also move to different houses, towns and cities often. This can cause family stress and this, in turn, impacts children’s development, especially during the vital early years.

The Child and Family Resilience Program has been developed by Dr Marg Rogers (University of New England) in collaboration with multiple stakeholders and volunteers. Emily, from Small Hands Early Learning is on the Reseach Team and Steering Committee for this project.

The resources will be piloted and evaluated in control trials during 2021-2022. Then they will be adapted from the feedback and released to the public in 2023.

All resources are free, research-based and online.

                       Learn more about Early Childhood Defence Programs Australia here.

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