Japanese for children
June 20, 2012 12:21 AM Subscribe
Are there any very basic resources to introduce spoken Japanese to young English speakers?
posted by fizban to Writing & Language (5 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
My daughter was born in Japan, and is now six. This Summer we are all going back to stay with friends to try to introduce her to the language a little. My wife and I can speak some, and do talk to her, so have got up to hello, yes, please, thanks and so on.
I would love if there was something focussed on basic vocab, in the way I think Dora the Explorer is for Spanish.
My daughter already enjoys watching anime, especially Ghibli films, in Japanese. While these are great for exposure it would be good to have some English to contrast with.
Finally, I have looked at the Rapanese cds, can't really tell whether they are an appropriate level.