Waabiny Time - Series 1

L'unica Productions, 2010

Waabiny Time - Series 1 is a children’s variety program that celebrates Noongar Language in a community and family themed environment. The presenters, Kylie Farmer and Lee West, entertain children between ages 3 to 6 and take them on a colourful adventure with stories, songs, dance and craft activities.

The production aims to entertain, preserve Indigenous language while telling stories, and showcase the rich diversity of Indigenous culture and creative talent. 

Waabiny Time is the first Indigenous early childhood language program and involved early childhood educators and Noongar language specialists in every stage of the project. Each episode, each segment, and each sentence has been crafted to address the learning needs of young people and familiarise them with Indigenous language.

In this series

Waabiny Time - Series 2 (2012)

Waabiny Time is a landmark in Australian TV; a kids variety program that uses Noongar Language.

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Episode 1 Sport and Playtime

Waabiny time, playing time is djooradiny, it's fun. It's about keeping walang, keeping healthy. Let's play djenborl football and learn to handball and take on the obstacle course. It's deadly koolangk

Episode 2 Colours and Numbers

Keny, Koodjal, Dambart-One, Two Three. Counting is moorditj And do you know the kala, the colours of the rainbow?

Episode 3 Body and Movement

Maara, hands and djena, feet are very useful to us and together with the other parts of our body help us every day. Maara baam, hands clap and djena kakarook, feet dance. It's too deadly koolangka.

Episode 4 Animals and Tracks

Djinang, Look! It's a yongka, a kangaroo. And can you see the wetj, the emu full of feathers.

Episode 5 Country and Directions

In Noongar Boodgar, Noongar Country there's so much to see. Wano, this way the djet, the flowers and ali bidi, that way you can see the boorn, the trees. Moorditj!

Episode 6 Food and Drink

Mereny and kep, food and water keep us walang, healthy. How about a yongka stew, a kangaroo stew? Yum yum, sounds moorditj!

Episode 7 Family and Friends

My Moort, my family make me djoorabiny, they make me happy.

Episode 8 Health

Moorditj walang, good health is about looking after our bodies every day. It's solid koolangka!

Episode 9 Day and Night

Kedala, day-time for the ngaangk, the sun and kedalak, night-time is when the miyak the moon comes out.

Episode 10 Celebrate

Kwort Kwobikin, to celebrate is deadly! Moort madja, family get-togethers are deadly!

Episode 11 Traditional Tools

Noongar people have been solid tool makers for a long, long time. Karli, the boomerang and kitj, the spear are very useful tools.

Episode 12 Feelings

Do you feel djoorabiny, do you feel happy? Or do you feel menditj, do you feel sick? Make sure you share how you feel with someone who cares. It's moorditj koolangka!

Episode 13 Seasons and Weather

There are maar keny bonar, six seasons. Birak is hot time, time for djiba-djobaliny, swimming time.

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