In Japan, as soon as Christmas is over, we change over to a Japanese-style “New Year’s Mode” and families replace their Christmas trees with “kadomatsu” and “shimeji rope”. Although Christmas is also popular, the New Year’s Holiday is the main annual event in Japan. In comparison, let’s see how Americans, whose main annual event is Christmas, celebrate the New Year’s Holiday.
Hand play is a great way to build skin ship with your child during the toddler years. Since it does not require toys or special props, if you remember a few hand games, you can play them in the car or whenever you have a few minutes to spare. Many songs have familiar melodies so if you can remember the lyrics it will be easy to begin enjoying them with your child. In this article, we will introduce five hand-plays that can be easily sung and enjoyed with children.
As a child, it is harder to dress themselves at first than most adults think. Many young children want to be independent and do it themselves but when it is harder than they thought they get frustrated and cry. In this article, we will introduce some steps for parents to follow when practicing how to get dressed with their little one.
We often see advent calendars in shops in Japan around the holiday season. The calendar wasn’t around when many parents were young so it still unknown by many families. The advent calendar is traditionally used in Western cultures to build excitement about Christmas and using it often helps parents form special bonds with their child. In this article, we will introduce the origin of the advent calendar and share some ideas of homemade creations.
We will be opening two new locations (Asagaya & Yokohama Bashamichi) in April 2020 under the brand name Gymboree International School. Both schools will offer Mommy & Me (0-6yrs), Preschool Prep (1.5-2.5yrs), Preschool (2-6yrs) and After School (3-6yrs) programs. Please check below for the address of each location.
Asagaya School: 2-40-1 Asagaya Minami, Suginami-ku, Tokyo
Yokohama Bashamichi School: 5-57-3 Kitanakadori, Naka-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa
We are holding Open Houses on a monthly basis. Please refer to the following link for details:
During our original 3 hour Preschool Prep class, children between the age of 1.5-2.5 years will prepare for our 5 hour preschool program in a fun, All English learning environment. The first hour of the program will be with mom or dad so children can slowly practice their separation skills.
Although they have their own language (Tagalog), English is the main language of the Philippines. Today, you can still find children with happy and innocent smiles playing traditional games from the Philippines throughout the country. In this article we will introduce 5 traditional games Philippine children enjoying playing.