Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Hiragana Play Dough

I've been meaning to buy some play dough for quite a while now, the kind we used to use in kindergarten - or more recently if you have children of your own. Play dough for creating whatever you imagine or, in our case, for helping to remember the Japanese hiragana script.

The class loved it, though its not an activity you would try too often. It was noisy but the students were thinking about the shape of each character and its associated sound. The results, thanks to the departments flip video camera, are below.

1 comment:

belindaflint said...

This looks like a great lesson Ajep! It is funny how you sound like you need to 'justify' using play dough in class - I think it does wonders for student engagement using a different medium for communication rather than pen and paper all of the time! Gut gemacht :)