• performing songs or stories that include repeated phrases, rhythms and non-verbal forms of expression, such as clapping, gestures, facial expressions and dance
  • participating in shared reading of traditional and contemporary stories, responding through mime, drawings with captions, matching captions to images, dance, play-acting and other forms of expression
  • listening to Elders/community speakers tell stories and responding by drawing, labelling and captioning or re-enacting with puppets, props or actions
  • identifying key animals, birds and other characters in stories, songs, performances and dances and identifying the significance of particular dance or performance elements
  • identifying and naming significant places, landscapes and topographical features through which travelling stories pass
  • identifying key messages expressed in stories, song, dance and visual art, for example, rules for living
  • predicting the content/meaning of narrative texts such as picture books, including titles, covers and illustrations, and giving reasons for their predictions
  • responding to simple questions about characters and events in texts such as stories, songs, dances