Get ready to meet two playful platypuses: Pip, who has a hearing aid and Annie, who has a cochlear implant.  They join other language building tools including their Besties, Froopies & Weggies and more to take deaf and hard of hearing children on many adventures all the while learning through play.

Each bilingual resource (Auslan and English) creates a new way of engaging in language for the whole family, and all are created to help children learn, and build physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development. All Auslan signs in our resources are either National or Southern versions.

Learning through play is a great way for your child to develop communication skills. You may observe that, as your child plays with you, they will start to imitate your actions, your signs and even expressions. Research shows that a child’s English and Auslan vocabulary may develop at the same pace as a hearing child provided parents develop these bilingual skills to use when communicating with their child.

The Range:

The range features a variety of both tactile and visually splendid language building tools. Along with other helpful items in the range, you’ll find cute, handmade finger puppets of two tiny Puggles that can pop over tiny fingers. Other finger puppets also include Pip and Annie’s animal friends – sheep, pig, puppy, kangaroo, koala, and owl and soft, felt fruit and veggies.

The Range includes:

Pip’s Big Adventure – Book
Pip the platypus takes off on a big adventure with his trusty dog Betty and his favourite toy Teddy. Together they crawl through the trees, jump over crocodiles, climb mountains, and have a lot of fun. Includes illustrations of Auslan cards of key words and access to Auslan sign videos via a QR code.

Pip and Annie go to the Country – Book
Pip and Annie, our cute platypuses, take a trip to the country and meet special friends along the way. Together, they meet owl, sheep, pig dog, koala and kangaroo. Includes illustrations of Auslan cards of key words and access to Auslan sign videos via a QR code.

Platypus Froopies and Weggies
The Froopies and Weggies pack includes five fruit and five veggie tactile handmade resources, together with English/Auslan Cards, magnets, Auslan videos (online) so you can see how to sign key words, and a sheet of fun activities to make the most of the learning aids in this pack.

Pip and Annie’s Besties
These loveable handmade finger puppets appear in the storybooks and include a sheep, dog, pig, owl, kangaroo and koala. The soft, tactile feel of the felt puppets will appeal to kids, and together with English/Auslan Cards, activity sheet and magnets.

Matcharoo Auslan cards
Matcharoo Auslan Cards feature cute character pictures from the story books. With 50 cards (2 x set of 25), an activity sheet providing a number of fun games for the family PLUS an Auslan diagram sheet of each picture in the pack.

Spell with me – Fridge Magnets
The Spell with Me set of 70 fridge magnets of the Auslan signs for letters of the Alphabet are a great way to start finger spelling in Auslan.

Tiny Puggles
Two tiny, felt, hand made, ‘puggle’ finger puppets made specially for tiny fingers.

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