An application for reading books written in the Sinama language and cultural context.
These books are written in the following Sinama dialects: Sinama Dilaut (Badjao), Musu', Siasi, Silumpak, Tabawan.
Big Books are a literacy tool especially appropriate for beginning readers and for reading to children in the context of the home and in Kindergarten, Grade 1, & Grade 2. The Big Book standards used follow that of the Department of Education Philippines.
All Sinama books included are made in partnership with Sama writers, illustrators, editors & Sama communities.
Titles: Amaleyang Kita Taguri' (Let's Go Fly a Kite) Amokot Daing (Net Fishing) Am'ssi Mma'ku (My Father Fishes) Am'ssi si Mma' (Dad's Fishing) Anganom Tepo (Mat Weaving) Batang-Sulat Abīng (The Backwards Letter) Batu Atibulung Tabāk mareyom Tahik (The Round Rock Found in the Ocean) Bohe'-Botong (Coconut Water) Kagong (Crabs) Kuyya' maka Kaba'-Kaba' (The Monkeys and the Butterflies) Maglomba' si Rabit maka si Bokko' (The Race of the Rabit and the Sea Turtle) Magsarang-Sukul Kita! (Let Us Give Thanks!) Magtangkaw Sunduk (Grave Robbing) Omang (Hermit Crabs) Pagduwa'a Salamat (Thanksgiving Prayer) Pantalun Pagtuhun (Pants for Diving) Pelang-Pelang si Palleng (The Model Sailboat) Saging Pangumpan (Banana Bait) Sai Nakura' Daing? (Who's the Head Fish?) Si Kalbaw maka Si Kallo' (Carabaw and Heron) Tipara Kayu Amulawan (Ironwood Goggles) Usaha Pamandu he' Ina'ku (The Livelihood My Mother Taught Me) Usulan Duyung (Origin of the Mermaid) Wanni (Kuwini Mangoes)
This program is recommended especially for DepEd teachers of Sama students in the ARMM region, NGO run preschools for the Sama and other Non-Government Organizations that focus on education for the Badjao.