The Japan-America Society of Dallas Fort Worth (Texas) just sent me an announcement about a series of new online classes for kids that sound really interesting for kids 3rd-7th grade.
Students will learn basics of Japanese language, including an introduction to the hiragana writing system.
Japanese culture is popular around the world, notably for anime and manga.
Online Japanese Language Lessons for Kids
This is their pilot class and they want to keep it small between 5-10 students.
- Session runs for 8 weeks starting in mid-April
- Taught by native Japanese speaker
- Cost is a great value at less than $20/class
- Learn more here <–this is where you sign up as well.
Why Should Kids Learn Japanese?
Something interesting that I learned was that Japanese investment also creates more jobs than any other foreign country in North Texas (Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex and surrounding area), therefore understanding Japanese could be extremely beneficial to a child’s future.
This is something that kids can fit around their school schedule or is a great addition to a home school curriculum.
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Books for Kids About Japan
I Live in Tokyo
The text book that this Japanese language class for kids will use is I Live in Tokyo. It is a 32 page book by Mari Takabayashi…
Have you ever been to Tokyo, Japan? Far away, in the Pacific Ocean, Tokyo is a busy city of color, activity, celebrations, gigantic buildings, and much more. Seven-year-old Mimiko lives in Tokyo, and here you can follow a year’s worth of fun, food and festivities in Mimiko’s life, month by month. Learn the right way to put on a kimono and see Mimiko’s top ten favorite meals—just try not to eat the pages featuring delicious wagashi!I Live in Tokyo book description
All About Japan
The book, All About Japan: Stories, Songs Crafts and Games for Kids is described as a…
A cultural adventure for kids, All About Japan offers a journey to a new place—and ways to bring it to life! Dive into stories, play some games from Japan, and learn some Japanese songs…Beyond the fun and fascinating facts, you’ll also learn about the spirit that makes Japan one-of-a-kind. This is a multicultural children’s book for families to treasure together.All About Japan book description
The All About Japan children’s book received a 2012 Creative Child Magazine Preferred Choice Award.
If you are looking for a lovely story that centers around Japan and Japanese culture, check out the book, Suki’s Kimono…
Suki’s favorite possession is her blue cotton kimono. A gift from her obachan, it holds special memories of her grandmother’s visit last summer. And Suki is going to wear it on her first day back to school — no matter what anyone says…Filled with gentle enthusiasm and a touch of whimsy, Suki’s Kimono is the joyful story of a little girl whose spirit leads her to march — and dance — to her own drumbeat.Suki’s Kimono book description
More Japanese Fun from Kids Activities Blog
- Check out our top 10 Kanazawa activities for kids if you are headed to Japan!
- Or our top 10 Takamatsu activities for kids.
- Or our suggestion for things to do in Toyama City Japan.
- See how one Japanese classroom had graduation on Minecraft!
Don’t you think it would be great if your child learned Japanese? Click here for all the details for the online Japanese language class for kids.