Monday, July 4, 2016

Montessori and Schools Workshops

This week I'm leading two special workshops at Hana House in Nishi-Ogikubo.


Montessori in the Home - An introduction to the Montessori educational approach and ideas for how it can be implemented in the home.
★『家で使える、モンテソーリのアイディア』セミナー
どこかで聞いたことがある『モンテッソーリ教育』。実際どんなものなのか、家でどんなことができるのか皆さまとシェアして参ります。スピーカーはサインクラスのHeidi。奮ってご参加ください!
7/5(火)10:30~11:20 ご参加費 Fee 1,500円(応援券可)
★スピーカー:Heidi Emoto
★Registration:info@hanahouse.jp



★『Choosing Schools in Japan』セミナー
An overview of common school options in Japan and suggestions to help guide in the choosing of schools to match your child and family.
幼稚園選び、小学校選び・・年々選択が豊かになるだけ、親の悩みも大きくなっています。何を基準に学校を選べばいい?どんな学校があるの?そんな話をHeidiと共に話し合う場を設けます。これから幼稚園、小学校選びどうしよう・・と考えている方ぜひご参加ください。
★7/5(火)11:40-12:30@レンガ教室
★ご参加費 Fee:1,500円(応援券可)
★スピーカー:Heidi Emoto
★Registration:info@hanahouse.jp




Monday, June 27, 2016

5 Senses - TreeSchoolers


 Key Words/Signs:
eyes, see, ears, hear, tongue, taste, 
fingers, touch, nose, smell

Lyrics for Treeschoolers Songs are on this page when you scroll down.

Don't want to wait for a DVD or CD to arrive? Get the Amazing Human Body video and Amazing Human Body Activity Guide with the Kotoba & Sign Digital Player!  Click here!


Books and other things in the Kotoba & Sign Amazon Store
5 Senses by Aliki


Activities, Worksheets & Crafts
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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Hopkins and More Trains

Have you seen Hopkins?  
He's in a train station in Tokyo, wishing he was at Hawaiians!


Hopkins saw this train as he was changing trains at a busy station.

Do you know the sign for train? Rachel will teach it to you here.


Did you know there are 158 train lines in the greater Tokyo area?
Shinjuku Stn., the busiest station, has about 3.5 million people pass through each day.   Hopkins might be the only frog to pass through Shinjuku as he goes every week on his way to class.
Here is a list of the 50 busiest train stations in the world. About half of them are in the Tokyo area!

Want to learn more?
Transportations signs are covered in Baby Signing Time 2: Here I Go and Signing Time Series 1 Vol. 11: My Neighborhood

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Have you seen Hopkins? He's off to see the world! 




Please share the adventures of your Hopkins!

How to participate:
1. Purchase or download your own Hopkins 
2. Take pictures of Hopkins visiting various places and doing different things
3. Post the picture on the Kotoba & Sign FB page and other places online.
4. Be sure to include  Add #SigningTime if there is space!
5. Take a look to see where else Hopkins has visited!

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Hopkins and the Bullet Train

Have you seen Hopkins?  
He's in Musashi-kosugi Stn., Kanagawa, Japan!



Hopkins watched the bullet train speed by!
This train is the Nozomi Shinkansen. Nozomi means HOPE. Shinkansen is the type of train. While it is called bullet train in English, Shinkansen would be literally translated is "new main train line".

Do you know the sign for train? Rachel will teach it to you here.
This is the Japanese sign for Shinkansen. It shows the long, thin those that is a characteristic of the shinkansens.

Want to know more? Check out this documentary.




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Have you seen Hopkins? He's off to see the world! 


Please share the adventures of your Hopkins!

How to participate:
1. Purchase or download your own Hopkins 
2. Take pictures of Hopkins visiting various places and doing different things
3. Post the picture on the Kotoba & Sign FB page and other places online.
4. Be sure to include  Add #SigningTime if there is space!
5. Take a look to see where else Hopkins has visited!

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Printable Hopkins

Hop into the fun with #WhereIsHopkins !

Like Flat Stanley, there are times where a flat Hopkins finds it easier to travel. Here are some templates to print out and laminate.

How to participate:
1. Purchase or download your own Hopkins 
2. Take pictures of Hopkins visiting various places and doing different things
3. Post the picture on the Kotoba & Sign FB page and other places online.
4. Be sure to include   
Add #SigningTime if there is space!
5. Take a look to see where else Hopkins has visited!

Find out more about participating at http://www.signingtime.com/whereishopkins/