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Outdoor Fun Guranteed!

Can’t believe after months of wrangling we were able to hold an Open House in Gunma! So we were dancing the day away, sliding down mountain hills, smacking on s’mores, and escaping the Tokyo humidity! It was great to meet … Continue reading

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What is a Nuclear Reactor for kids?:Lesson Plan for teaching about Nuclear Reactor’s

How will you explain this natural disaster turned tragedy to your child? One thing that children love to talk about is pooping and farting. There are tons of books that are dedicated to bodily functions. The next time your child is with his/her friends listen in on what they are talking about. You will definitely hear a fascination with defecation that frankly we never get over. I mean, think about the tons of Hollywood films that use defecation as the punchline of their movie. Continue reading

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Raising Bilingual Children-TELL Exceptional Children

The room was pretty crowded, parents, teachers, onlookers were all huddled trying to learn the secret to raising a bilingual child.  Questions peppered the floor, should my spouse speak in his/her native tongue to our child and never speak to … Continue reading

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TELL Ballet for Children- Urashima Taro

“On Sunday afternoon, March 6, 2011, Tokyo English Life Line (TELL) will hold the 7th Annual TELL Ballet for Children- Urashima Taro– performed by the wonderful Austrian Ballet Company – Tokyo at the newly re-opened and renovated Tokyo American Club. … Continue reading

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Special Language Dictionary- Teaching Vocabulary to ELLs

My first year at the school left me frustrated when we cooked and we used recipes and one child would say over and over again, “What is a recipe?” For some reason that word didn’t stick. We used it quite often and I couldn’t understand why this child had a hard time grasping that word. Continue reading

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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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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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Just go outside already!

My hair was covered in half-moon bubbles. Continue reading

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Day Camp Begins

We played Bed Sheet Ping Pong, Mimed the alphabet and more! Continue reading

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Hello world!

If you love dancing, singing, acting, creative writing, and painting, then we are here for you.
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