Little J & Big Cuz Season 4 Ignites Learning During NAIDOC Week!

Little J & Big Cuz Season 4 Ignites Learning During NAIDOC Week!

[Sydney, Australia] – Coinciding perfectly with NAIDOC Week 2024, the highly anticipated fourth season of the groundbreaking children’s series Little J & Big Cuz has arrived! This award-winning animated show, making history as the first to feature Australia’s First Nations people, continues its mission to entertain and educate young viewers.

Celebrating Culture and Language Diversity

Since its debut in 2017, Little J & Big Cuz has captured hearts and earned critical acclaim. It secured NITV its first Logie award and continues to rack up accolades. Notably, the show showcases a rich tapestry of Indigenous experiences across saltwater, desert, and freshwater Country, seamlessly integrating these elements into relatable school and excursion settings.

Embracing Accessibility and Reaching New Audiences

Little J & Big Cuz champions inclusivity by offering episodes in English alongside an impressive 17 First Nations languages. This season expands upon that commitment, welcoming Kuku Yalanji and Kalaw Kawaw Ya to the roster. Additionally, SBS on Demand provides subtitles in Arabic, Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese, ensuring a wider global audience can enjoy the vibrant storytelling.

Positive Impact Goes Beyond the Screen

The series’ reach extends far beyond television. Last year, the First Nations Experience channel in the United States acquired Little J & Big Cuz, alongside Barrumbi Kids. This move sparked a wave of enthusiastic social media engagement, highlighting the show’s profound impact on young viewers internationally.

Creating Magical Moments and Inspiring Educators

Noongar woman and scriptwriter, Dot West, shared her joy about the series on Radio Goolarri Broome. “It’s been magical… creating stories you know kids will enjoy,” she shared. West further emphasizes the show’s ability to connect generations, allowing her to share aspects of her own childhood with her grandchildren.

Educational Resources Empower Teachers and Foster Knowledge

Lisa Norris, Executive Producer on Little J & Big Cuz and Senior Portfolio Manager for the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER), expressed immense pride in the show’s influence. “The accompanying resources are a brilliant addition,” she said, referencing ACER’s online resources that complement the series.

Norris emphasizes the resources’ role in empowering educators “to embrace and have confidence in introducing First Nations’ knowledge into the curriculum.” These resources, designed for preschool and early primary school settings, encompass a wide range of themes, from weather to cultural celebrations, games, and even the stars!

10 New Adventures Await!

Season 4 of Little J & Big Cuz premiered on July 8th, offering ten captivating new stories on ABC Kids, NITV, and SBS. Dive into this immersive world and celebrate NAIDOC Week with a vibrant exploration of First Nations cultures alongside Little J & Big Cuz!

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