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お:おかあさんといっしょ

11 Jan

おかあさんといっしょ” is the “Sesame Street” of Japan. It is broadcast every morning on NHK and children have been watching the program for generations (including me!). Even as an adult, I learn something new every time I watch the show, and it is very entertaining. I really like the current hosts of the show, Takumi-oneechan and Daisuke-oniisan. They are adorable! If you subscribe to TV Japan in the United States, you can watch this show (it translates to “With Mother” in English). Here is a list of all the other children’s shows that come with a subscription.

If you’re like me and can’t afford a monthly subscription, you can do what I do and search YouTube for ”おかあさんといっしょ”, “いないいないばー” and other shows.

My daughter and I especially love the various dances/exercises, because they get us off the couch and moving! When she was really young, she loved “Gurugurudokkan(ぐるぐるどっかん)” but now we like more challenging dances like this one (ドンスカパンパンおうえんだん):

If you know some Japanese, the NHK “Kid’s World” website has some fun TV show-related online games and activities.

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