Produced by psychologist Eve Ash in conjunction with Save the Children, this Finding My Magic complete set includes both series.
Income from the series goes towards Save the Children Australia and the Catherine Freeman Foundation
FINDING MY MAGIC – Introductory Series
A 4 part DVD (plus 2 trailers, Guide for teachers with activities, handouts)
18 minutes for ages 3-10
A DVD package to help children unlock their potential
Kate, Catherine and Tom learn to use a ‘magic box’ and ‘me messages’ to build confidence. Catherine tells herself “I’m the faster runner n the world” and her friends use the powers of the ‘magic’ box to overcome obstacles in their lives, and she in turn wins a big race.
Episode 1: Discovering the Magic 5 minutes
Episode 2: Sharing the Magic 4 minutes
Episode 3: Kate Finds Her Magic 5 minutes
Episode 4: The Magic at Work 4 minutes
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Finding My Magic Introductory Series brings Catherine and her friends to life and introduces the concept of the magic box – a private place for a child to keep thoughts that motivate and create. Finding My Magic: Children’s Rights Series places greater emphasis on children’s understanding of rights, and explores some challenging concepts in a very skilful and empowering fashion.
Finding my Magic is more than just an animated series - it comes complete with classroom workbooks full of activities and discussion starters that enable children to get a deep and thorough understanding of the issues that are covered.
The animated series features Cathy Freeman OAM as a young girl navigating her way through various injustices and difficulties of life.
Cathy Freeman appears courtesy of the Cathy Freeman Foundation, whose great work can be explored further on their website <http://www.cathyfreemanfoundation.org.au/>
Finding My Magic teaches children skills that will stay with them for the rest of their lives. By becoming more informed, and better skilled at interacting with each other, achieving their potential and standing up for their rights the children will gain confidence in a way that will give them the chance to improve as individuals.
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Finding My Magic: Children's Rights Series (12 Episodes)
Finding My Magic – Children’s Rights Series DVD - 12 episodes
12 engaging stories about rights and responsibilities
Featuring Cathy Freeman OAM
A 12 part DVD (plus 5 video extras, comprehensive Guide for teachers with activities, handouts)
61 minutes for ages 4-11
Episode 1: Let's Be Fair (7 minutes)
Vin is new to the Australia and struggles with English. The children learn about the right to be treated fairly.
Episode 2: Listen to Me (5 minutes)
Catherine's suggestions are overlooked in a class discussion. See how she creates ways to make sure she is heard.
Episode 3: That's Private (4 minutes)
Kate crosses a line of confidence when she reads Tom's private diary. The children learn about the right to privacy
Episode 4: Don't Bully Me (5 minutes)
Tom is the victim of bullying - in this episode he learns how that we all have the right to be protected from harm.
Episode 5: Be at School (4 minutes)
Catherine notices that Kate has been missing school. Later it is discovered that Kate has been staying home to babysit her younger brothers. The children learn about the right to an education
Episode 6: What's Best for Me (5 minutes)
Tom's Maths scores are falling and tuition is required during his usual soccer practice timeslot. After an initial protest, Tom learns about adults deciding what is best for children.
Episode 7: Let's be Healthy (5 minutes)
After a toothache caused by poor diet and neglect, Kate learns about the right to good health.
Episode 8: My Right to a Good Home (4 minutes)
Morko is living in unacceptable conditions, and with some the help of Catherine the children discover the right to a basic standard of living.
Episode 9: Respect My Beliefs (5 minutes)
Rema is excluded from the soccer team for wearing a hijab. A resolution is found and a lesson in respecting others' beliefs is learned.
Episode 10: Don't Exploit Me (4 minutes)
Catherine's mother finds out that her daughter is being exploited. Catherine learns about the right not to be exploited.
Episode 11: Keep Me Safe* (6 minutes)*this episode should be screened with discretion.
Kate is very upset and tells Catherine a secret about being hurt by her mum’s boyfriend. Catherine reminds Kate about being safe and ensures Kate goes to see the school counsellor. They gain insight into the right to special help if they have been hurt.
Episode 12: Know My Rights (7 minutes)
Catherine makes a class presentation about the Stolen Generation. The children learn the importance of knowing your rights.