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Ideas for games and teaching small children?

Postby Curry_Girl » Fri 11.23.2012 2:05 am

I have two nephews age 4 and 7 and my mom was wanting to teach them some basic Japanese. I was wondering if any of you have any ideas to teach younger children. If any of you have ideas for games or little lessons that will be entertaining and keep their attention I would like to hear from you. :)
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Re: Ideas for games and teaching small children?

Postby Wishling » Fri 11.23.2012 1:59 pm

Try flash cards. You could write really basic words... like こんにちは、 さよなら、 おげんきですか?、etc,. Explain what the 'o' means in ogenkidesuka, because I only learned the meaning.. a few months ago? xD If you have little building blocks, you could tape the Japanese vowels onto them. Just a few ideas! :think:
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Re: Ideas for games and teaching small children?

Postby Curry_Girl » Sun 11.25.2012 11:23 pm

Flash cards sound alright, but I'm not sure both of them can read yet. I know the older one can, but I don't think flash cards would help with a 4 year old.
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Re: Ideas for games and teaching small children?

Postby Ongakuka » Mon 11.26.2012 3:32 am

Draw pictures on your flash cards and write the Japanese words in English (I mean romaji.) They might not pay much attention to the writing, but it will aid their learning when you pronounce slowly, with the picture displaying the contextual meaning
なぜなら、おまえは・・・・・・人形だ
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Re: Ideas for games and teaching small children?

Postby Curry_Girl » Thu 12.06.2012 4:28 am

That sounds like a modification that would work, Thank you! :D
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