Friday, August 19, 2005

Funky Kids Television

My Japanese is nowhere near good enough to follow the dialogue on Japanese TV, but I still like to watch. Especially kids TV. It helps me with my reading and vocabulary. Yes, I am a geek. You try living somewhere where you can't read anything around you!

I found an article about this show, and now all the singing and dancing children on television make sense. The rest of the website (kids web japan) is pretty cool too. It's more fun than the grown-up version (web japan), which is also quite interesting. There are really fun (and useful) language lessons, including the Japanese writing system, and cooking classes. It's also a good way for me to find out what is popular with Japanese school kids, and maybe get kids interested in learning english by adding some Japanese pop culture...

2 comments:

fvr8toy said...

The exercise and dancing from a young age helps keep the Japanese population skinny. In North America obesity is growing at the fastest rate in children - they just want to sit in front of a TV or play video games. The language site is neat - maybe I'll learn a phrase or two before coming to Japan.

anyram said...

I think that a lot of kids are involved in sports clubs through school too. There may be a lot of kids in Japan sitting around watching TV and playing video games too, but they are maybe more active at school.