AUSLAN Toddler Time with Charlotte at Fairfield Library - video transcript

This page is a video transcript of the AUSLAN Toddler Time with Charlotte at Fairfield Library video hosted on Brisbane City Council's YouTube channel. This video is 5 minutes and 5 seconds long.

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>> Hello everybody and welcome to the Fairfield Library. This might be your first visit here. But, some of you might be returning. And to everybody, we miss you greatly and wish that you could be here with us in the library.

But until then we thought we’d bring a few sessions to you at home.

We start each and every one of our sessions with our children’s Acknowledgement to Country and pay our respects to elders past and present.

So we’ll start with this one together.

It goes:

Here is the land, here is the sky. Here are my friends and here am I. Thank you.

We’re going to be singing a song today that you’ll definitely recognise. Up here I have the letters B-I-N-G-O and Bingo was his name-o.

But what you might not recognise are these symbols and these symbols are how we fingerspell in AUSLAN.

Now, AUSLAN, you may be seeing a lot of around the place. Sometimes on the news, there’ll be interpreters explaining through signs and AUSLAN, to our deaf members of our community, what people are saying.

So, it’s very important and, parents and carers, if you are at home and you’re looking for something new, a new skill that you might like to learn with your children, I think AUSLAN is a great way to go. I’m lucky enough to have a few deaf relatives myself, and they’re a part of a really fabulous community.

Okay. So we’ll start off with our B. We need to bring our thumb and our pointers together on each hand and kiss like this and that’s our B.

And on this hand, it’s a very clever hand, we have all of our vowels, so we’ve got our A, E, I, O, U.

So we need the I. So that’s the third along.

And then our N, we put these two fingers together into our palm and we have our N.

And then G, my favourite is our hot potato – one on top of the other. And then lucky, lucky last, we have our O.

Another vowel, so back to this hand. We’ve got an A, E, I, O, U. So, fourth finger along there. So we’ll do that all together.

We’ve got our B-I-N-G-O.

Okay, we’ll sing our song without our AUSLAN just for the first time, so we can remind ourselves of how that tune goes. So all together on 3, 2, 1…   

[Singing] There was a farmer had a dog and Bingo was his name-o

B-I-N-G-O, B-I-N-G-O, B-I-N-G-O and Bingo was his name-o.

If you’re anything like me; when I’m learning something I need to slow it down. So we’ll sing Bingo one more time with our finger spelling the first time, nice and slow. All together on 3, 2, 1…

 There was a farmer who a dog and Bingo was his name-o,

B-I-N-G-O, B-I-N-G-O, B-I-N-G-O and Bingo was his name-o.

Well done. Now if you got muddled up, never fear. You need a lot of practice. I’ve only started learning and I think if we speed it up, I’ll get a bit muddled, but I’m willing to take the risk. So if you’d like to speed it up, we’ll see how we go with a quick Bingo on 3, 2, 1…

There was a farmer had a dog and Bingo was his name-o,

B-I-N-G-O, B-I-N-G-O, B-I-N-G-O and Bingo was his name-o.

My goodness, I surprised myself. Thank you everybody and never fear, there are plenty of videos out there for you to get learning some more AUSLAN and more fingerspelling so just have a look and I’m sure that you’ll find them.

Now, please feel free in our comments section, if there are any songs that you’re desperate to hear that we have forgotten to share with you, please feel free to pop your name and that song title.

So we’ll be able to get it to you at home or in your pram or in your living room, wherever you might be watching us. Thank you everybody. Bye for now.

Last updated: 8 June 2020
Topics: library auslan