Puppets are a great way to encourage language transmission. We have created large hand puppets of both Gudaa and Dyugi-dyugi, the characters in Lillian Bowen’s picture book. Gudaa and Dyugi-dyugi help Lillian teach her Guugu Yimidhirr classes. They like to do shows and chat with the pre-schoolers too. We are now in the process of developing a whole lot more puppet characters from our language lessons and stories.