Say It First

Indigenous Language Revitalization

Recommended for 4-6 year olds.

Santale shares a secret with her best friend Sillipay. Yesterday, an event happened in the forest which she didn’t understand. Together the girls try to understand its meaning through questioning about Santales’ ancestors.

This book tries to bridge the understanding of why language is important to preschoolers. The method of anchoring happy thoughts with cultural ties is an attempt to motivate a youngster to continue speaking their ancestral language.

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