The Honey Ant Readers (HAR) is an exciting literacy program that Indigenous learners can relate to and succeed with.
It is the first ever early reading program in Australia to be developed in collaboration with, and at the request of, Indigenous elders and community and written specifically for speakers of Aboriginal English. It is underpinned by sound pedagogy and second language acquisition theory and supported by songs and rhymes which teach Standard Australian English.
Honey Ant Reader 6, 'wet kids running', follows the adventures of 10 children who go on an excursion with Nana on a big, red bus in the rain.
Aside from building on the 29 previously introduced words, 10 new words are included. The book contains several numeracy activities and a rhyme in Standard English about numbers, 'Numbers 5,4,3,2,1?.