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Check out what Little Scholars in Brisbane have to say about the benefits of running our program! We run Japanese classes in a number of childcare centres in Brisbane, Noosa and Mackay. And these are some of the reasons why we do!
The last few weeks our Brisbane classes have been enjoying lots of sensory activities. The younger rooms have been learning to name their body parts and we have played ‘Doctors’ with some play doctors equipment. Children pointed to where the problem was, ‘atama’ or ‘Onaka’ or ‘hiza’ and the doctor checked and fixed it! This was really fun and the children engaged in the activity picking up on verbal clues in Japanese and repeating words that seemed appropriate!
The older children have been engaging in parachute activities. This is always REALLY enjoyable, and requires cooperation, listening really carefully to instructions and following them explicitly as a group. It’s a superb language learning opportunity! Over the years I have noticed that the ability to focus without distraction on the verbal instructions of an ‘expert’ (teacher, educator, coach, tour guide, lecturer) is a real contributor to successful learning and parachute activities practice this skill.
The boys and girls just thought they were having a great time! They didn’t know they were building skills!
Brisbane classes will run until the week that begins Monday, December Dec 12th. I hope you all have exciting Christmas holiday plans!
Children will be receiving certificates and having a photo taken in class wearing a cotton kimono (if media permission has been granted) in the second last class. Look out for those photos coming to you mums and dads via email!
It’s been a lovely year working with your boys and girls! They are all doing SO WELL!
Good luck to the boys and girls who are graduating and moving on to Prep. And those continuing next year… YAHOO! Another year of Japanese coming up!
Konnichiwa Kids Club will resume in January 2017.
Konnichiwa Kids Club – We love Japanese for Kids!
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This year Konnichiwa Kids Club will be running ‘Tanabata: Wish Upon a Star’ workshops at the Caloundra Music Festival in the Funky Forrest kids space. Bring your boys and girls along (or come yourself) to hear the story of Tanabata and write your name in Japanese Calligraphy on a colourful paper with your wish! Help decorate the bamboo branches with origami.
We love languages for kids! We love sharing culture!
Trial classes today were amazing… check out my report. And sign up your kids! They were amazing!
Smarter Kids On George in the city have been enjoying learning the names of all the colours and answering ‘… wa nani iro?’ and telling what colour things are! Mums and dads, you can practice these colour songs at home!
Jump on our Facebook page to check out the details. Miho Sensei will be at Sunspace Cafe on Sunday holding a workshop. Maybe you can make a present for your dad.