Monday, March 23, 2015

[IMCY ACTIVITY REPORT] A Session at Yokohama Minatomirai Nursery

IMCY had a cultural session at Yokohama Minatomirai Nursery in mid-March, 2015.

Four mothers from Indonesia, India, Hong Kong and Myanmar made a short presentation on their country and culture in front of the children aged 3-6 years old at the hall of the nursery.

"How long does it take to fly from Japan to Indonesia?" "What is this animal?"
There are various animals there! And it's hot so we need to wear a hat.

The symbols and specialties of India...
There are three national festivals. Some kids said "The rhino has two horns!". But the rhinos in India has only one horn!

"This is the flag of Hong Kong. How many petals does this flower have? What's this flower?"
Some said "I have been there!" Kids learned how to say Thank you in Cantonese.

It's hot in Myanmar. On the New Year's Day, they sprinkle water on people to wash down the bad things. There are also some special foods and anti-suntanning cream.

Children and teachers enjoyed the cultural session very much. The eldest students learned national flags so they soon recognized the countries looking at the flags. Some said they have been to the country before. We found many interesting facts about these countries.

We would like to show our deep gratitude to the volunteer moms from IMCY, the principal of the Yokohama Minatomirai Nursery and the members of Nishi ward welfare council who coordinated the session.