I have to admit that I have a bit of a problem… I am becoming obsessed with Igam Ogam on the Cula4 Player and so are my class!!!
Igam Ogam is a 10 minute cartoon series designed for toddlers. That is just about the perfect amount of time for a cartoon in a 2nd language. It is also a perfect duration for showing in class as part of your Gaeilge lesson.
Igam Ogam is an adorable and fun loving Stone Age cave girl. Igam Ogam is always looking for adventure with her pet dinosaur, “Madra” and her monkey friend, “Roly”. Each episode has a specific focus with a repetitive narrative line running through it. Last week poor Igam Ogam was “ró-te” because of a heatwave. After a few viewings my class were joining in and laughing knowledgeably. The next episode saw “Madra” begging Igam Ogam to play with her before breakfast. She was not at all ready to play as she had not eaten her breakfast or washed her teeth. “Ní anois” was the phrase that my class learned.
I really would encourage Infant teachers to make use of the fantastic Cúla 4 player. It is not blocked by our internet security settings. Igam Ogam is a Telegael/Calon co-production for S4C, Channel Five, TG4 and ZDF Enterprises. It is great to be able to support TG4 in our classrooms!
Here is a link to the Cúla 4 player. Scroll down on the right and locate Igam Ogam. Bain triall as!!
Miss Mernagh 🙂