Muna Kids English Circle
We held our fifth Muna Kids English Circle of Spring 2018. This time we played totally different games in the Elementary class and the Kindergarten class. Both classes got so excited!
Dixit Board Game [Elementary Class]
In the Elementary class, we played “Dixit” where kids had to explain about an abstract picture by using one word. At first the kids learned different adjectives, then they played the game using the adjectives. We thought it might had been quite tough for the younger kids, but in the end the kids played well by matching the pictures and with the adjectives. It was quite a close game! We enjoyed watching them!
A note about today’s main topic, adjectives. Many kids know many nouns in English such as animals or food, but they seldom learn English adjectives. However if you think about kids up to 3 years old who just start learning language (including Japanese), you notice that they use adjectives as well as nouns, such as “The apple is big,” or “The wolf is scary.” At Muna, we seek to teach useful English conversation skills, so we used this game that focuses on adjectives which normal kids textbooks usually don’t focus on. It would be nice if you can remember the role of adjectives and focus on it for yourself if you self study English.
Pictionary/Charades [Kindergarten Class]
In the Kindergarten class, we had a lesson which focused on phonics. At first the kids practiced a phonics song. Many kids moved their bodies while singing the song. We played Pictionary and Charades by using the words from the song. Some kids were nervous to draw, but as they got used to the game they enjoyed the game with parents.
Parent Discussion Time
In the Kindergarten class, we talked about phonics. This is actually from a previous blog, but we’ll share it again about how important it is to understand what phonics is.
- Phonics helps all 4 skills (speaking, listening, writing, and reading).
- By learning phonics, you can pronounce clear English instead of Katakana English, and gain the basics to be able to listen to native speakers’ English.
- You can understand how to spell English words by “sounding them out” and you won’t struggle to learn how to read and write in English.
Please continue phonics at home too!
Elementary Kids Playing “Dixit”
Kindergarten Kids Playing “Pictionary”
The next Muna Kids English Circle will be held on Sunday, June 3rd at Tsukiminosato.
9:30 – 10:30 – Elementary School Kids Lesson
10:45 – 11:45 – Kindergarten Kids Lesson
Please come out and try Muna style English conversation lessons. We’re looking forward to seeing more new members!
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