Mon. Feb. 8, 2016 Multilingual Playgroup Report / 2月8日(月)多言語子育てひろばを開催しました

On Monday, 8th of February, 2016, Jafore's Multilingual Playgroup was held at Hokkori Heart Demachi.

38 participants from Finland, France, the United States of America, the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and Japan enjoyed chatting and information exchange. Members of Paruyon, Foriegn Womens Associationa also visited our playgroup.

We sang a song "Hello to All the Children of the World" first. This song include "Hello" in 9 languages.

This time, we made a map of "Naraigoto -Lessons". Participants introduced and recommended after school lessons and enrichment classes for parents around their neighborhood. It was very useful to exchange about information each other. Aikido, Swimming, Rhythmic, Gymnastic, Japanese Drum, English, Calligraphy class, etc. There were about 20 places.

After that, we had a counting time. A father from France taught us how to count from 1 through 10 in French language. Everyone tried hard and enjoyed pronunciation of French numbers.

In story time, Nina-san from Finland read an Finnish book "Kurkkaa! VARIT". Children were very excited about colorful animals, fruit and car story.

Next Multilingual Playgroup will be held on Monday March 14th 2016, from 10:30 at Hokkori Heart Demachi. We're looking forward to seeing you again!






絵本の時間には、フィンランド出身のニーナさんに、フィンランド語の絵本「Kurkkaa! VARIT」を読んでいただきました。色彩感覚豊かに動物や乗り物、果物の名前を学べる絵本で、子どもたちは大興奮していました。