Friday, December 1, 2017

Zoo Trip

 We recently had a class field trip to the Ueno Zoo.
Over 20 families enjoyed a day of signing and English.
We also learned a lot about the animals!

Some of them were sleeping, some were awake.
Some were even eating their veggies!

While the day was a bit gloomy and we had some rain,
we also had a lot of fun!
Here are some of the animals we enjoyed meeting:
polar bear

Children of any age, even babies, can benefit from a trip to the zoo. Seeing and experiencing an animal in person is vastly different from seeing one on TV or in a book.  It is nearly a magical experience!
While at the zoo talk about what you see.  Provide names/words not only for the animals but for the places they live and the things they eat.  Talk about what the animals are doing and why they might be doing it.  There are few multisensory interactive activities as interesting to a child as a zoo trip!
Where to find more signs


Baby Signing Time DVD 1 - song "Pets I Love"
Signing Time Series 1 Vol. 7 Leah's Farm
Signing Time Series 1 Vol. 8 Great Outdoors
Signing Time Series 1 Vol. 9 Zoo Train
Rachel and the Treeschoolers Ep. 4 Awesome Animals

Use the code: sign99 to get a 1 month subscription to the Kotoba & Sign Digital Player for $0.99.
 It is a great way to see what is available before purchasing! 
Use with the Signing Time TV app to watch on your phone & tablet.

Please look at the Kotoba & Sign Store or talk to your teacher for more suggestions!  These DVDs can be bought from Heidi or at Hana House.  このDVDはハナハウスとハイディー先生が販売しています。


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