Muna Kids English Circle
We held our seventh Muna Kids English Circle of Spring 2018. It was Father’s Day and we had many fathers♪ We hope the time spent with their kids helped to power up the fathers who work hard for their families.
In the Elementary class, we were very happy to see the kids’ reactions every time they got excited or disappointed in every turn of the game. We could also see the improvement in this circle since there was a group of regular kids who communicated with each other in English with almost zero adult assistance. In the Kindergarten class, many kids were quite shy to talk with the other kids, but we hope they learned how fun it is to socialize with other friends.
Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes [Kindergarten Class]
In the Kindergarten class, we stretched our bodies by dancing to Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes. The kids really enjoyed moving their bodies and got excited when the music got faster! Our own baby girl even joined in on the dancing!
Snakes and Ladders [Kindergarten Class]
“Snakes and Ladders” is a classic board game played in many countries. In Japanese, this style of board game is called “Sugoroku”. In the Kindergarten class, we played a Muna original live version of “Snakes and Ladders”. Kids played the game with their parents by using the same language they learned from “Go Fish”. They were very energetic when playing the game because they got to jump around the “board” using their whole bodies. We were very satisfied by seeing the kids smile and scream the number on the dice after each roll.
“Eyes Behind My Back” Magic Trick [Elementary Class]
It has been a while since we last learned a magic trick. In the Elementary class, kids challenged learning the magic trick. Nam, who loves magic, was looking forward to teaching it again. For the kids who joined the circle, were you able to perform the magic trick well for your mom and dad? We hope you did it well!!
Parent Discussion Time
Since there were many new members, regular members shared their home experiences. Some families often play the games that the kids learn at Muna, however there were also some families that couldn’t use English that much because of the parents’ busy schedule or kids’ mood.
Kids have different characters and specialties. There are some games that some kids like more than others. That’s why we hope kids experience many games and find what they like, then continue what they like at home, too. Parents shouldn’t feel pressured to teach their kids English, but instead enjoy the game together in English and show the attitude that parents are also learning together with their kids. Parents’ positive attitudes help their kids to built up their motivation. We’ll work hard to make the circle even more fun for the kids to capture their interest and excitement.
Kindergarten Kids Playing “Snakes & Ladders” Live
The next Muna Kids English Circle will be held on Sunday, July 8th at Tsukiminosato. We’ll have special outdoor activities to enjoy the summer weather!
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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