Hiragana chart from print-kids.net
This week my roommate Natsuki, (who’s from Japan), found me the cutest website ever for my independent learning project! It’s called print-kids.net, and it has tons of cute worksheets and posters for preschoolers and kindergarteners in Japan!
Here’s some examples of the worksheets there. You can click on them to see them full-size.
These two both have the kids practice writing words. They copy the Hiragana to the side of each set of boxes which says the name of each animal or object that’s at the top. The little word bubbles say fun facts about the animals.
The worksheet on the left has the kids draw a line to the number matching the number of symbols and also the name of each number spelled out at the bottom. The one on the right has them practicing their fine motor skills by tracing the lines.
The top worksheet is once again practicing writing Hiragana and the bottom has them say what animal is in what order on the bus.
Aren’t they so cute? I would love to keep these for my future class someday. I’m hoping that I would be able to use them even with the fact that it would be an integrated English classroom.
There’s also some kanji worksheets on the website, which are more useful for me since I’ve already mastered Hiragana and Katakana. I have printed out 28 worksheets to work through. Having things on paper is nice every once in a while since everything I do is online.
Speaking of online, I managed to get even farther in my kanji studies this week and last. According to WaniKani, I’ve recently learned 50 new kanji and vocabulary, but it might have been more because I’m not sure when they stop counting them as new. I’m trying to get through levels as fast as I can so I can see how much I’ll learn in a month! I also will most likely have to pass the first two Japanese Language Proficiency Tests for a job. Here’s the vocabulary that needs to be mastered for the first test: Vocabulary for the JLPT N5
It’s… a lot. But I’m sure I’ll get there someday! (Soon, hopefully!) Wish me luck!