- Japanese Apps for studying at home!
- Japanese Books for studying at home
- Congratulations to our new hiragana black belts
Many students are motivated to improve their Japanese skills by using their hiragana flashcards to self-study - this is fantastic! To assist your children with their Japanese there are many engaging apps available for tablets. If you have a tablet device at home you could make a Japanese folder for these apps so that they are easy for your child to find. These are some of my favourite Japanese learning apps for children: Study Japanese Kana-Dojo, Hiragana Pixel Party, Japanese Cooking Mania, Hiragana memory hint English version by The Japan Foundation Japanese-Language Institute, Learn Japanese with TicTic by Tinoon, Learn Japanese by MindSnacks, Dr Moku’s Hiragana Mnemonics, Learn to Write Hiragana - Japanese, and Learn Japanese With Tako.
Ganbatte kudasai (good luck) and happy studying! - Erica sensei.
Dr. Moku’s Hiragana mnemonics also comes as a handy little pocket book by Bob Byrne. It is very similar to the strategies we are using at school for learning hiragana which can be found in Hiragana in 48 minutes by Hiroko Quackenbush. Hiragana in 48 minutes is available in a student edition which includes a full set of flashcards. These books are available from bookdepository.com.au or may be ordered on request from Ballarat Books.
Congratulations to our new hiragana black belts!
Mia LG3, Olivia LG5, Jesse LG3, Savannah LG1, Hannah LG1 and Hannah LG6! These students have mastered all 46 hiragana! This is a huge achievement that they should be very proud of. Keep up the great work, ninjas!