Kids at Preschool Kids at Preschool Kids at Preschool Kids at Preschool English and Warlpiri WWita-witaku

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    Kids at Preschool Kids at Preschool

    English and Warlpiri

    Wita-witaku kuurluWita-witaku kuurlu

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    Kids at Preschool

    Wita-witaku kuurlu

    PaCE: Parent and Community Engagement Yuendumu Families for Education Program, Yuendumu Women’s Centre

    Yimi Yirrarnu manu pija ngurrju-manulu karnta-karntarlu PaCE program-rla. Yuendumu 2010.

    © BRDU Yuendumu School, N.T.

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    The children are sitting with the teacher, Diana. They are listening to a song. They learn to listen.

    Kurdu-kurdu kalu nyinami teacher Diana- kurlu. Purda-nyanyi kalu pina- jarrinjaku. Manu yungulu mardani langangka.

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    The children learn through playing games and having fun.

    Kurdu-kurdu kalu pina-jarrimi manyungka.

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    The kids are waiting for the song to start with the teacher Vijaya. They learn to share the teacher’s attention.

    Kurdu-patu kalu pardani yunpaninjaku teacher-kurlu Vijaya-kurlu. Pina- jarrinjaku teacher-wana.

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    The kids are playing a game where they jump up and down to the song.

    Kurdu-kurdu kalu manyu-karrimi juurl-pinjaku kankarlu manu kanunju- jarrinjaku music-wana.

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    The children are jumping like rabbits. Kids learn by watching other kids do the same activity.

    Kurdu-kurdu kalu juurl-pinyi rabbit- piya. Kurdu-kurdu panu-kari kalu pina-jarrimi nyanjarla.

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    They have to stop jumping when the music stops! They are learning to follow instructions.

    Kurdu nyanungu-patu kapulu lalka- jarrimi juurl-pinja-wangu, kaji mujiki wangu-jarrimi.

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    The children are playing the game ‘Dead Fish’. If they move, they’re out!

    Kurdu-kurdu kalu manyu-karrimi piiji nyurnu-nganta. Kajili yurrurimi kapulu out-jarrimi.

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    It’s morning tea time! Vijaya and Nancy are helping one of the children give morning tea to all the kids. They learn to wait patiently for their morning tea.

    Mirntangarli nalijaku ngarntilki Vijaya manu Nancy-rli kajana helpi- mani kurdu-kurdu yungulu ngarni nalija manu kajana pina yirrarni ngurrju nyinanjaku.

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    The children are eating their morning tea at the table. They learn how to get along with other kids at preschool.

    Kurdu kurdurlu kalu ngarni nalija tayipurlurlarlu. Ngula kalu mapirrilki nyinami kuurlurlaju.

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    Diana is showing one of the children how to clean up after morning tea.

    Diana-rlu kala milki-yirrarni kurduku yungu kirlka-mani tayipulu.

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    Time to play outside! The children learn to take turns on the play equipment.

    Kurdu-kurdu kalu yani manyu- kurralku. Manyungka kalu karri punu-juku.

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    Preschool is fun!

    Preschoolu-ju ka karri manyungkaku !

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