Just thinking about the sweet, juicy, delicious fruit in Japan is enough to make me want to splurge on a plane ticket over there! Seriously, why is it that fruit over there seems to taste so much better? The peaches (もも) in Japan are to die for… *drool*!! And I have yet to find melons, pears, or persimmons that taste nearly as good in the United States. And don’t even get me started on their juices. YUM.
I am going to teach my kids the names of fruits in Japanese this week. Want to join along? Here are some resources I’ve found:
1) 5aday.net: “5 A Day” is a program in Japan that strives to educate children about the importance of eating fruits and veggies. They have a page of printable activities that includes a matching game, BINGO, and guessing game.
4) Online fruit matching game at NIFTY.
5) And if you can somehow get a hold of a copy… this is a great picture book about fruit: くだもの (福音館の幼児絵本).