Japanese Lessons for Children in Brisbane This Month!

Hi Mums, Dads & Educators!

In Childcare Centres in Brisbane we’ve been having lots of fun in Konnichiwa Kids Club Japanese Lessons! Your children have been learning all about KAZOKU! We’ve been practicing counting people and telling answering ‘nan nin kazoku desu ka?’ (how many people in your family) We’ve also learnt how to say father, mother, grandmother, grandfather, older/younger brother or sister in Japanese! We’ve learnt ‘DEKIRU’ (I CAN do it!) and your kids have loved telling me the things they CAN DO and a few of the ones they can’t yet (DEKINAI).

Don’t forget to stay up to date with Konnichiwa Kids Club on Facebook and Instagram @konnichiwa_kids_club! In case you missed, here is last week’s update video! I give you weekly updates on what we are doing in Konnichiwa Kids Club in our Japanese Lessons for Children.

PS Also, don’t forget to keep your eyes peeled for our regular email updates. I include video links for Free Japanese Activities at home for children!

 

Japanese Classes have Resumed for Children in Childcare Centres in Brisbane!!!

Today Konnichiwa Kids Club Japanese Classes for Children resumed in Brisbane and last week in Mackay. Brisbane Japanese classes got stuck straight into a fun cultural event by celebrating Setsubun festival. This festival is celebrated at the start of February in Japan. It marks the end of a long, cold winter and the fresh beginnings with the coming of Spring. An adult dressed as ‘Oni’ (a mythical ogre) is chased out of the room by children who are doing ‘mame maki’. After a chat about safety beans (or sometimes we use pom poms for extra safety) are thrown towards the ‘Oni’ and the chant ‘Oni wa soto, Fooku wa uchi’ is called (Oni go out! Good luck come in!). This represents chasing out all of the unwanted from the previous year and welcoming a fresh, new year! I think you’ll all agree we could do with THAT as we begin 2021. We love creating memorable, cultural experiences in our Japanese Classes for your children!

 


It’s here! KKClub Online!!!

Japanese Lessons For Children Online!

NEWLY RELEASED! KKClub ONLINE!

What is KKClub Online?

KKClub Online brings our fabulous Japanese for Kids Program into your home. Every week you’ll receive access to a new Online Japanese Lesson that your child can watch and experience again and again. Your child will have so much fun engaging in Japanese through song, games, stories, craft and other fun activities. They are Japanese Lessons for Kids – but they don’t LOOK like a traditional lessons. They are fun, interactive and more like an episode of play school than a class!

Cost

Currently the first 4 Japanese Lessons for Kids are available to rent at
https://vimeo.com/ondemand/kkclub/

Who is it for?

Our Japanese Program has been running for more than 8 years successfully in Early Learning Centres and Childcare Centres in Australia with students as young as a few months old and up to 6 years. We think slightly older girls and boys will love it too! Mums and Dads… you can join in the fun too!
Learn @ Home with Konnichiwa Kids Club
Here’s a little glimpse at what you can expect in KKClub…

Online Japanese Classes for Kids Coming Soon!

If you want to have the Konnichiwa Kids Club experience at home, on an iPad, laptop or smart phone…. SOON YOU CAN! To be the first to know when these become live click on the below link and sign up to this exclusive mailing list. And STAY TUNED! (ps you may want to check your ‘Promotions’ folder if an email from Konnichiwa Kids Club doesn’t arrive straight away!)

https://mailchi.mp/abf6e9a1b60a/kkc

What is hiding here?  何ですか?

Why Japanese for Kids is so beneficial! A centre in Brisbane running the Konnichiwa Kids Club program tells us why they do!

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!

October 2019!

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!

2017 Classes Starting Soon!

Sign-up Posters are up in your centre!

 

I know that you haven’t heard of us! Some of the other extracurriculars are FAB and have been around for a while. You know them. You feel safe! You’re not sure about Japanese for kids that little. We’re pretty new.

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Enrol your child today! Support a new, local business! Support World Peace! We want children to receive the best chances to become successful, innovative adults.

You won’t regret it! Your kids will love it!

Konnichiwa Kids Club believe that world peace is possible! We believe in the kids of the world! We believe that growing up with pride in oneself and understanding, appreciation  and admiration for others helps our boys and girls see their places not just in local communities but in a global community that they love and wish to care for! We believe in the power of engaging in culture, in rich experiences in fun and joyfulness! These beliefs underpin all that we do.

 

 

Konnichiwa Kids Club: Japanese for Kids End of Term!

Class Dates

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!

 

Don’t forget to stay up to date with Konnichiwa Kids Club class and doings on our Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/JapaneseForKids/?fref=ts

 

 

 

Kids Workshops

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!

Coopers Plains CCC and Holland Park Creche & Family Centre Free Trial!

Trial classes today were amazing… check out my report. And sign up your kids! They were amazing!