Muna English Circle
For our third Muna English Circle, we learned a new card game called “Spot It!” which uses a special set of cards. The kids really enjoyed the game and were really quick at learning and playing it!
Card Game: Spot It!
“Spot It!”, also known as “Dobble” in Japan, is a unique game that uses a special set of cards. The goal is to match pictures between 2 different cards, however there’s always only 1 match between any 2 cards. There are a lot of pictures that the kids recognize however don’t have the English vocabulary for. They learned how to overcome this using our key sentences and enjoyed the game language barrier-free! The sentence they learned can help them to gain further English vocabulary in any situation in the future, all while enjoying a fun game!
Magic: Pick a Card
The kids learned a simple yet effective classic magic trick. This was the very first magic trick that Nam learned when he was a child, and he was very happy to teach it to the kids. Once again, Nam demonstrated the trick to everybody and they were all amazed! When teaching the secret to the kids, they caught on very quickly and were able to practice it with each other. Then finally they performed the magic trick for their parents.
Parent Discussion Time
We spent lots of time to talk about the positive attitudes of parents towards English. Many parents often say to their kids in Japanese, “Speak English,” or, “Can you say this in English?” This feels like testing for the kids. However Eikaiwa is conversation which is like playing catch with a ball. Kids need to practice playing catch with a partner every day to speak English with confidence. At our circle, we ask parents to practice playing catch together with their kids by initiating English conversation from them to their kids. Some parents might forget to use English or struggle to integrate English at home as they often feel too busy. Still it’s OK! Please continue putting effort to using English in daily situations little by little. You have your kids, your family and our circle members to encourage each other.
The next Muna English Circle will be held on Saturday, December 16th from 2:30-3:30pm at Tsukiminosato.
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