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Ḏiŋ' Ḏaŋ' ga Ḏoŋ'

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Title Ḏiŋ' Ḏaŋ' ga Ḏoŋ'
Translated title Ding, Dang and Dong
Statement of responsibility Created by the FaFT Playgroup at Galiwinku, entered into the LAALcomp
Language Djambarrpuyŋu
Publication date 2015
Abstract/Summary "We chose this book as a group in our Playgroup one morning as it had lots of sentences for lots of parents to practise and say. The parents liked this book as they remember it from their school days. They also thought it would be fun to make the sea box used in our story. We also have pictures of 'dhalimbu' in our playgroup."
Provenance LAAL Digital Story Competition entry
Keyword/s LAALcomp
Description notes 1. First we chose the book and talked about what art we could do so that the children would be involved. The parents came up with the idea of using paper plates for the dhalimbu. The parents decided that they would make the dhalimbu and the children would make the sea box. At activity time, the parents helped the children paint and decorate the box, fish, octopus, seaweed. We talked to Helen Rrikawuku to get permission. She agreed for us to use her story. She was in Darwin. 2. Then we decided to take photos of the craft using our iPhone and whatever we had at the playgroup. 3. Then we had an idea---we thought maybe we should take photos of babies and put name labels of Ḏiŋ', Ḏaŋ' ga Ḏoŋ' on them. This didn't work as the babies couldn't sit still! So we went back to the craft photos idea. 4. During playgroup time, mothers and some staff recorded themselves reading the story into the laptop using Audacity software. Some parents had to practise a little so that they could project their voice well. All the parents and staff loved doing this! 5. Then one of the parents decided to write a song about the story so that we could sing it at playgroup. So we helped each other write the song using a tune of a song we are familiar with. 6.We taught the song to all the other parents at playgroup the next day. Then we tried to record it. The recording wasn't good. 7. Luckily, Stamp Music ( a song writing/recording team) were visiting the school and were scheduled to visit us. We told them our story and they happily agreed to record our new song. We loved recording this and hearing ourselves. 8. One of the dads at the playgroup listened to the song and volunteered to make an animation to go with the song because it sounded like a lullaby. He showed the animation to the parents at the playgroup and got feedback from them. 9. The finished product was put together using Movie Maker and is a combination of everyone's hardwork. We enjoyed making the resource and our parents and children already love it!
Community Source Galiwin'ku
Type of Resource MovingImage
Category Narrative
Format MP4


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