Monthly Archives: January 2011

How to Be Sillier than the Kids:Dealing with Shy Kids

Last week I went skiing with a group of students.  We had a ball. I have to tell you, it’s hard to believe that a nearly grown woman could laugh that hard with a room full of six and seven … Continue reading

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Leaving your child for the first time!

Tears, tantrums, and screaming! No, this isn’t your child, this is you. It’s the first time you have allowed your little one to leave the nest. This time of year there are lots of Winter Ski Camps around Japan. I … Continue reading

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Silly English Idioms to try at home!

Catchy phrases that teach rhythm! Use this when you are saying goodbye to someone. It’s a friendly way to say goodbye. Usually, people say this when they are kids. Most adults won’t use these phrases. A: See you later alligator, … Continue reading

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5 Easy Ways to Help Boys Learn English

1. Don’t force them to join the group! 2. Keep your voice bright and upbeat! 3. Include them with thumbs up and high-fives! 4. As soon as one catches your eye, draw him into the group. 5. Move quickly from … Continue reading

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Songs to teach Hello!

The other day one of my Korean students and I greeted one another. I said, “Hello, how are you?” Her reply, “I’m happy.” A response like this always unnerves me. A more natural response could be, “I’m okay.”, “I’m great!”, … Continue reading

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ABC and 123! Having fun with Genki Kids in Toyosu!

Over the holiday, Camp Roadless was fortunate enough to present at a local school in Toyosu. We taught two classes for kids using some classic songs from the past. It’s very easy to add a dance twist to an old … Continue reading

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Thanks Genki Kids!

Over the Christmas Holiday, we were fortunate enough to work with Genki Kids in Toyosu.  We organized a mini-English Performing Arts Day for all of the kids! There are a lot of working parents who had to return to work, … Continue reading

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