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Eh oo ah
Pitjantjatjara Pitjantjatjara
Eh Oo Ah
Pitjantjatjara Pitjantjatjara
Kutju, Kutjata, Munkurpa
One, Two, Three
One, Two, Three!

Hints and Tips: 

  • Numbers -  Kutju (koo-joo) One (1) - Kutjara ( koo-djah-rah) Two (2) - Munkurpa (man-koor-pah) Three (3)
  • Anangu mainly speak Pitjantjatjara and Yunkunytjatjara. These are dialects of the Western Desert Language, the largest language group of Aboriginal Australia. The group includes 4000 speakers and stretched northwest to Balgo, west to Port Headland, south to Kalgoorlie, Yalata, Oodnadatta and northeast of Alice Springs. 

Taba Naba

Category Rhymes and Songs

Taba naba naba norem
Tugi penai siri
Dinghy e naba we
Miko keimi
Sere re naba we
Taba naba naba norem
Style
Taba naba naba norem
Tugi penai siri
Dinghy e naba we
Miko keimi
Sere re naba we
Taba naba naba norem
Style


Taba naba naba norem
Tugi penai siri
Dinghy e naba we
Miko keimi
Sere re naba we
Taba naba naba norem
Style

Hints and Tips: 

  • Translation:

    Come on let's go to the reef
    Get into the dinghy when the morning tide is low
    Let us row to the edge of the reef
    Come on let's go to the reef.

  • Taba Naba is a children's song originating in the Torres Strait Islands just north of the continent of Australia. This song is usually accompanied by a sit-down dance where the dancers perform traditional movements corresponding to the lyrics.

Inanay

Category Rhymes and Songs

Inanay gupu wanna
Inanay gupu wanna

Ay ay ay oola
Oola oola oola ay
Yippee yay yipee yay

Goo wana goo wana
Goo wana goo wana
Goo wah - Choo!

Hints and Tips: 

  • This is a song in Yorta Yorta, the language of one of the Torres Strait Islander tribes of Victoria.
  • It cannot be translated word for word, however, research shows it a song about a goanna, the 'choo' is shooing the goanna away. The word 'goanna' is the English name for the animal, it was their closest approximation of the name Aboriginals used for the animal.
  • Easy ATSI children can learn during group time. 

There is a way that we can live and peace is the way
P – E – A – C – E, P – E – A – C – E, P – E – A – C – E
And peace is the way

PEACE is shaking someone’s hand and being a good friend
Clap E-A-C-E, Clap E-A-C-E, Clap E-A-C-E
And being a good friend

PEACE is dancing to the beat and having fun together
Clap, clap A-C-E, clap, clap A-C-E, clap, clap A-C-E
And having fun together

PEACE is sharing your nice smile and spreading lots of sunshine
Clap, clap, clap C-E, clap, clap, clap C-E, clap, clap, clap C-E
And spreading lots of sunshine

PEACE is choosing not to hurt and playing safe together
Clap, clap, clap, clap, E, Clap, clap, clap, clap, E, Clap, clap, clap, clap, E
And playing safe together

PEACE is helping with our hands and being kind to others
Clap, clap, clap, clap, clap, clap, clap, clap
Clap, clap, clap, clap, clap, clap clap
And being kind to others

There is a way that we can live and peace is the way
P – E – A – C – E, P – E – A – C – E, P – E – A – C – E
And peace is the way

Hints and Tips:

  • Learn the actions
  • Talk about Peace and what it means
  • Easy songs for children to understand and sing

Reference:
A Song of Peace For Kids, Jack Hartman, 22 June 2016

Hello, Bonjour, Buenos Dias!
Gday, Guten - Tag, Konichiwa
Ciao, Shalom, Do-Brey Dien
Hello to all the children of the world!

We live in different places from all around the world
We speak in many different ways1

Though some things may be different
We're children just the same
And we all like to sing and play

Hello, Bonjour, Buenos Dias!
Gday, Guten - Tag, Konichiwa
Ciao, Shalom, Do-Brey Dien
Hello to all the children of the world!

There are children in the deserts
And children in the towns
And children who live down by the sea

If we could meet each other
To run and sing and play
Then what good friends we all could be

Hello, Bonjour, Buenos Dias!
Gday, Guten - Tag, Konichiwa
Ciao, Shalom, Do-Brey Dien
Hello to all the children of the world!

Hints and Tips:

  • Learn the actions
  • Sing as a welcome song in the morning

Reference:
Hello To All The Children of the World, Kids Online Channel, 01 February 2018

I spy with my little eye
Blue and grey and green.
Open, blinking,
Wide and winking,
The loveliest eyes I’ve ever seen.

I see colours, colours everywhere!
The colours of Australia, the beauty we all share.
I see colours, colours everywhere!
So let’s hold hands and show we care.

I spy with my little eye
Blonde and black and red.
Straight and long,
Curly and strong,
Different hair on different heads.

I see colours, colours everywhere!
The colours of Australia, the beauty we all share.
I see colours, colours everywhere!
So let’s hold hands and show we care.

I spy with my little eye
Peach and tan and brown.
Cheeks and noses,
Fingers and toes,
Beautiful skin is all around.

I see colours, colours everywhere!
The colours of Australia, the beauty we all share.
I see colours, colours everywhere!
So let’s hold hands and show we care.

We’re lucky to live in a colourful world,
With friendly boys and friendly girls,
We all look different but on the inside,
We have the same heart and we wear it with pride!

I see colours, colours everywhere!
The colours of Australia, the beauty we all share.
I see colours, colours everywhere!
So let’s hold hands and show we care.

So let’s hold hands and show we care.

So let’s hold hands and show we care.

Hints and Tips:

  • Learn the actions to the song
  • Great for teaching similarities and differences 
  • Use images when singing this song
  • Learn for Harmony day, multicultural events

Reference: 
Colours Of Australia, Australian Human Rights Commission, 11 October 2011

Duh Duh Duh Duh
Duh Duh Duh Duh
Duh Duh Duh Duh

Duh Duh Duh Duh

Duh Duh Duh Duh


We learned our A, B, C's

And counting 1,2,3's

And now we know all these.
The Kindergarten Class

 

We learned how to share

We learned how to care

Just ask us if you dare

The Kindergarten Class

 

Duh Duh Duh Duh
Duh Duh Duh Duh
Duh Duh Duh Duh

Duh Duh Duh Duh

Duh Duh Duh Duh

It seems we've just begun
And now we are almost done.
This year's been so much fun!

The Kindergarten Class

 

Now we must say so long

With this, our little song

But we'll be back 'fore long.
The Kindergarten Class

 

Duh Duh Duh Duh
Duh Duh Duh Duh
Duh Duh Duh Duh

Duh Duh Duh Duh

Duh Duh Duh Duh

 

The Kindergarten Class

 

Hints and Tips:

  • Instead of "The Kindergarten Class", change to "The Preschool Class" 
  • Do the actions 

Reference: 
Addams Family Graduation Song Lyrics, Cheyenne Wells, 06 May 2015

I throw my hands up in the air sometimes,
Saying ayo, come on let's go!

I wanna celebrate and graduate,
Saying ayo, come on let's go!

Cause we gonna rock this school,
We will do it right, we will graduate,
Cause we're dynamite!

Cause I told you once, now I told you twice,
We will graduate, cause we're dynamite!

I throw my hands up in the air sometimes,
Saying ayo, come on let's go!

I wanna celebrate and graduate,
Saying ayo, come on let's go!

Cause we gonna rock this school,
We will do it right, we will graduate,
Cause we're dynamite!

Cause I told you once, now I told you twice,
We will graduate, cause we're dynamite!

I throw my hands up in the air sometimes,
Saying ayo, come on let's go!

I wanna celebrate and graduate,
Saying ayo, come on let's go!

Cause we gonna rock this school,
We will do it right, we will graduate,
Cause we're dynamite!

Cause I told you once, now I told you twice,
We will graduate, cause we're dynamite!

Hints and Tips: 

  • With the instrumental in the middle, make up a simple dance for the children to do. 
  • Can be played and sung while children receive their "graduation certificates". 
  • Each child can have a go dancing one by one during instrumental, while others clap along. 
  • Make up simple actions.
  • There is another version of this song without the instrumental in between (available on YouTube). 

Reference: 
Ryan Stockham, Mindford Graduation "Dynamite", YouTube, 01 May 2014

Barely a year ago,
We're only this tall,
That's what people say
That's what people say

Kinder was a blast,
It went by so fast
I'll miss it that's for sure
I'll miss it that's for sure

My friends are cute as it can be
My teachers are crazy for me at (add your service)

In first grade, saying...
It's gonna be all right!
But I did grow up up up up up
I'm ready to move on on on on on

Ready for first grade, first grade, first grade...
First grade, first grade!

Now I love to write
Watch me I can read
It is so much fun!
It is so much fun!

My friends are cute as it can be
My teachers are crazy for me at (add your service)

In first grade, saying...
It's gonna be all right!

But I did grow up up up up up
I'm ready to move on on on on on

I'm ready for first grade, first grade, first grade...
First grade, first grade!

Hints and Tips:

  • Lyrics need to be changed to suit Preschoolers e.g. I'm ready for Kindy.
  • Use instrumental version to sing along to if lyrics have been changed (available from YouTube).

Reference: 
"Shake It Off" Parody For Kinder Graduation, Mrs Betty Cortez ft. Payton Steinbrunner.

Two little words
Two little words
Two little words
Not good bye

It’s the end of the year
Graduation is here
Our two little words
To our Teachers, Moms, Dads, Grandparents and All

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you everyone
Thank you for all you’ve done
Thank you, thank you, thank you everyone
Thank you for all you’ve done

You taught us to read and write
You taught us to learn
You told us it’d be alright
And how to take our turn

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you everyone
Thank you for all you’ve done
Thank you, thank you, thank you everyone
Thank you for all you’ve done

You helped us to tie our shoes
Learn shapes and colors too
There’s so many things you do
We just want to say

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you everyone
Thank you for all you’ve done
Thank you, thank you, thank you everyone
Thank you for all you’ve done

Hints and Tips: 

  • Learn the actions 
  • Great for end of the year, preschoolers to sing at graduation 

Reference: 
"Thank You Song For Kindergarten", Patty Shukla Kids TV - Children;s Songs"

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