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Ginnie & Pinney 'Learn & Grow'

A program for children 3-8, encouraging ethical thinking, empathy, EQ and emotional language.

An innovative, award winning & delightful, 8 book set, animated videos & A-Z of Emotions Flash Cards helping young children develop ethical thinking, empathy, emotional intelligence and language enhancing their social and emotional wellbeing. Designed to stimulate lively discussion and deep thinking about social and emotional themes between adult and child and child to child.

HundrED 2019


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HundrED 2019

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Target group
Students early
April 2024
'Ginnie & Pinney is an amazing concept designed to help young children develop important skills in empathy, ethical thinking and emotional's amazing. I would highly recommend it.'

About the innovation

Why did you create this innovation?

We believed that encouraging empathy, ethical behaviour in young children is imperative in today's world to create well functioning adults who are able to form good relationships & professional success. Based on solid evidence and in consultation with experts in their field we developed this series, to enhance social & emotional wellbeing & encourage lively discussion between adult and parent.

What does your innovation look like in practice?

The innovation consists of an 8 book boxed set, animated videos accessed by the QR code on each book, a teacher resource, 9 Fair Trade finger puppets and a subscription to an online Professional Development module from the Ginnie & Pinney webiste.
Books can be read to the children supported by the animated videos viewed on digital white board and/or personal devices.
Almost each page in each book covers various issues that can be discussed with the children.
Open ended questions to encourage deep thinking can be found in the 72 page teacher resource or on the Ginnie & Pinney website.
The Ginnie & Pinney A to Z of 'Learning Emotions' Flash Cards have been published by Big Sky and can be used in conjunction with the books or on their own. The resource is designed for teachers, parents and caregivers to encourage conversations & help build vocabulary, concept knowledge & social & emotional wellbeing in young children.

How has it been spreading?

In 2019 our self published books were taken up and published by Australian publisher, Big Sky Publishing which has a strong focus on children's education. The resource has grown to include Fair Trade finger puppets, a set of Learning Emotions Flash Cards, A-Z A3 full coloured poster and an online Professional Development module for teachers to subscribe to, to support the use of the other resources. ( The materials are a recommended resource with the Victorian Department of Education and Training for their School Readiness Funding Menu and Queensland's Kindy Uplift Program. The books have been sold into Korea and presently sales are growing.

If I want to try it, what should I do?

Books and Card boxed sets are available at:
Puppets, poster and PD are available at:

Impact & scalability

Impact & Scalability


There is considerable research that indicates the importance of emotional development in children, the younger the better, for them to become well-functioning adults. This has been recognised in the education policies of many countries, and in this case specifically Australia. This need has been addressed in our books, the aims of which are to increase the ability for young children to think ethically, be more empathic and increase their EQ. To our knowledge, no specific material designed to achieve this goal is available.


Ginnie & Pinney books encourage emotional development in children and encourages lively discussions between children, their parents and their educators.


Ginnie & Pinney is available in both English and Mandarin Chinese, and can be shipped internationally. The goal is to develop the materials in various languages for future release across the globe.

Implementation steps

Ginnie & Pinney 'Learn & Grow'

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