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Tampopo Kai

This unique program has the goal of exposing children to the richness and wonder of the Japanese language and culture through songs, stories, games, arts and crafts, and other activities. The program is geared towards toddlers and preschoolers with three sessions that last

approximately 12 weeks each, and a summer session of approximately four weeks.

Monday class is for children under 5 years of age. Through physical activities, children will learn about the Japanese culture, annual cultural events and holidays, and Japanese words. Colors, numbers, shapes, sizes, family members, greetings, seasons, weather, and body parts are introduced in the class as part of their exposure to Japanese vocabulary. Activities include songs, plays, games, exercises, stories, and arts and crafts.

Wednesday class introduces Hiragana, or beginning Japanese writing, and has a more formal classroom structure. The weekly routine includes traditional Japanese games and play, story time, Hiragana study, and arts and crafts.  The class best suits children who show an interest in writing and are at least 3 years old.

Trimming the Japan tree at the Museum of Science and Industry is a time-honored tradition for Tampopo-Kai families. Tampopo has been decorating the Japan tree with joy and pride for the Christmas Around the World exhibit since 1989

*Mondays  9:30am-12:00pm
(Anyone under 5 years old)
*Wednesdays  12:30pm-3:00pm
(At least 3 years old)

Tampopo 2018-2019 Information with Registration forms

Tampopo Info A (English)
Tampopo Info B (English)

Tampopo Info A (Japanese)
Tampopo Info B (Japanese)

Class schedules 2018-2019

Tampopo takes an open enrollment throughout the year.
You can enroll your child at anytime. Your First Class is FREE.

For additional information about our classes, call JASC at 773-275-0097 or email Naomi Negi in either Japanese or English : tampopo@jasc-chicago.org

 

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