Supporting young children in their literacy adventure


Empowering teachers in the classroom


Reconnecting People to the Real Purpose of Literacy


Bringing wisdom and harmony to teaching early literacy


The new home of Casey the Caterpillar
and Barbara Brann’s resources

Ever felt overwhelmed by the challenge of teaching literacy in the early years of formal schooling?
It could be time to launch with Literacy Adventure.

We understand. As teachers who’ve worked and walked the floor in the early primary classroom, we know what it’s like to feel things aren’t working. Using teaching tools like: Casey the Caterpillar Handwriting Process and Barbara Brann’s Building Blocks to Literacy,  we provide professional development for teachers and individualised  literacy programs for schools.  We’re equipping children and teachers with the skills to succeed on their literacy journey!

Teaching tools

Professional development

School program development

Looking for Early Literacy ideas
that simply work and are fun?

Track with us here!

Access tools and teaching
that help make literacy learning make sense

Discover the Literacy Adventure shop.
The new home of Casey the Caterpillar!

We stock a growing number of quality literacy teaching resources for schools and teachers, including home schoolers, who are responsible for teaching literacy skills to young children. The good news? They work! Practical and educational, these products are developed by Barbara Brann and include the well-known adventurer, Casey the Caterpillar. They’re here to help teachers and children access literacy in ways that are fun and make sense.

Go to the shop

Having worked as a teacher, I understand the difficulties around identifying and meeting the specific literacy needs of individuals and groups within the classroom and the school. Taking an integrated approach, I’m committed to bringing wisdom back to the teaching and learning of literacy skills.

Are you interested in attending a ‘Casey the Caterpillar Handwriting’ workshop?

Check out the calendar for upcoming dates.

Can’t find a workshop in your area? Register your interest with and we will let you know when we are visiting your area.

Why Literacy Adventure?

Because learning is meant to be fun!

As teachers and carers, we want to do the right thing by our kids when it comes to literacy. Often, though, we get lost along the way. Literacy Adventure is about re-orienting the learning journey so it’s as richly rewarding for teachers as it is inspiring for the young kids we teach.

Read about our adventure

Solo adventures aren’t as much fun as ones taken together.

Danielle Steendam, Literacy Adventure founder, works directly with schools and teachers, providing  professional development for teachers and classroom demonstrations that integrate a refreshing and fun approach to teaching literacy with the curriculum.

Looking for support?
Talk to Danielle.