I’ve been looking at the Baby shark YouTube clips and wracking my brain how to adapt them to comprehensible Indonesian, i.e. using minimal new vocabulary. There are a couple of Indonesian versions and my favourite one is this one:
While I love most about this clip is that it is in Indonesian! However, the pace is little too fast for my junior primary students and it uses language that I would rarely use in a classroom context e.g. berburu (hunt), selasai (I prefer to use sudah), aman (selamat would be a better choice from a TCI perspective). I do like the use of ‘Ayah’ though, which is definitely more common than ‘Bapak’ these days.
Then this morning, I found this brilliant Spanish version and just love the simple language it uses.
Incorporating the simple language and the slow pace of the Spanish version, I have attempted to create a song video based on the following lyrics which I believe are more appropriate for my junior primary students:
If you would like to see the video, inbox me on Facebook and I’ll send you a link. As it is not 100% my own creation, I can not publicly list the video!! I also need to prewarn you about my not so wonderful singing ability!