KIDS

ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY EDUCATION ♠ 環境維持教育

Healthy kids need Healthy Earth! Old and bad habits are hard to change, let your children begin their lives with good ones. How to teach young children about climate change, plastic waste issues, and all other sustainable lifestyle? Learn together with your children here! ♠ 健康な子供を育てるにはまず、健康な地球が前提。 大切な子供達の将来のために、早いうちから良い習慣と理解を、日常会話に取り入れていきます。プラスチックごみ、気候変化、他にも沢山ある環境維持に関する事を、どうやって子供達に教えようか? 年々変化する地球環境の情報を、親自身もアップデートしながら、 子供達と一緒に学びます。

ENVIRONMENTAL PICTURE BOOKS
環境絵本

The approach of kiwamiLIVING’s Environmental Children’s Book is unique and realistic, and to focus lots of “whys” of younger children. Stories are inspired by the actual conversations during homeschooling projects. ♠ 絵本で環境の変化を理解する。環境維持を題材にした 、現実的かつユニークなオリジナル絵本。小さな子供達の、沢山の「なんで?」に焦点をあてています。ストーリーは、我が家のホームスクーリングでの、子供達との実際の会話からヒントを得ています。

DO YOU KNOW WHAT YOU ARE EATING? ♠ ねえ、なにたべる?

Picture books that help kids to understand what plastic waste do to “us”, not only the poor sea creatures. For more details, please read ABOUT THIS BOOK >> . Originally published in English, now translated version is available in Japanese. ♠ プラスチックごみを題材にした絵本。可哀そうなのは、海の生物だけではなくて「あなた自身」ですよ、を伝えます。詳しくは、この絵本について >> を読んでみてください。英語版と、オリジナルを翻訳した日本語版。 英語版はアマゾンアメリカで、日本語はアマゾンジャパンにてご購入頂けます。

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ENVIRONMENTAL MIND MAPS
環境マインドマップ

Developing Mind Maps together with children is one of the greatest way to observe how much they’ve learned through their daily life. It takes more time involving drawing and coloring than just teaching, but it creates the quality time and opportunity for children and parents/ educators to exchange deeper thoughts. Just assign them a topic word, they will spend a few hours filling up a paper. They may surprise you by combining their knowledge from books they’ve read and researches they’ve done on their own. ♠ 子供は教えられるよりも考える事が一番。環境維持について自力で考えてみる。自由に描けるマインドマップは、まさにそこを刺激します。やり方は、たった一つ題材を与えるだけ。子供達は知っている限りの情報を絵にして、関連性を矢印で繋げていきます。絵の方に没頭してしまったり、普通に教えるよりも時間は掛かるけれど、それがかえって、ゆっくり考えて意見を交し合う時間になったり。予想以上に、子供達は色々な事を理解していると、発見することもできます。

PLASTICS ♠ プラスチック >>

GMO ♠ 遺伝子組み換え >>


ECLECTIC HOMESCHOOLING & INTERCULTURAL EDUCATION ♠ エクレクティックホームスクーリング & 国際教育
ECLECTIC HOMESCHOLING
エクレクティックホームスクーリング

My boys spent kinder and lower grades at regular schools, then shifted to Homeschooling due to the boredom. They follow the basic American grade-based curriculum, plus spend time on their own projects. They tell me what they want to do, get an approval from me, and that’s it! I overview the safety and appropriateness, and support for trouble shooting. See what they do from the link below.

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL YEARS ♠ 小学生 >>

Did I tell you that I also homeschooled them for their pre-school years? My older boy was eager to go “school” when he turned 2, watching yellow school buses go around the town. So why not, we sent him to a pre-school. And he wanted to quit just after one semester, as it wasn’t a school according to him, he felt it was a baby class. Yes, that’s how all had started!

PRE-SCHOOL YEARS ♠ プレスクール >>

You may be curious how they kept themselves not being bored at kinder and elementary grades till they withdrew from school completely, especially the older son who could stay pre-school only for a semester. Read the story: How I Kept My boys Not Being Bored For Few Years at Regular Elementary School. And What They Learned From Being At School >>

INTERCULTURAL PARENTING
海外生活・国際子育て

INTERCULTURAL PARENTING ♠ 海外生活・国際子育て >>