COVID-19 Parent Support
With families and children spending more time at home, PATO is sharing resources relevant to children's learning and having fun at home. Please reach out to PATO to share your own ideas. Enjoy, and stay well and happy at home!
Videos from CDC teachers
Special messages to CDC children
Message from Umusan Teachers Kyoko and Reina
Message from Shinka Teachers Mika and Neil
Story telling by CDC teachers
The Big Brag read by Ms.Ellie
The Fox and the Tiger read by Mr. Ja
Yertle the Turtle read by Ms. Ellie
Splat The Cat read by Mr. Ja
Gertrude McFuzz read by Ms. Ellie
My Teacher Likes to Say read by Mr. Ja
My Many Colored Days read by Ms.Ellie
The Wolf in Underpants read by Mr. Ja
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom read By Ms. Ellie
The Dog and the Fox read by Mr. Ja
Mine, Mine, Said the Porcupine read by Mr. Ja
l Will Try read by Mr. Ja
Songs and dances performed by CDC teachers
Clap Snap Dance performed by Ms. Maria
Row Row Row Your Boat sung by Kukuru Class Teachers
Bunn Bunn Bunn, Hachi Ga Tobu sung by Kukuru Class Teachers
Happy Birthday sung by Ms. Ellie
Akatasunndouhi sung by Yukiko Sensei
Wind the Bobbin Up sung by Ms.Ellie
Five Green and Speckled Frogs sung by Ms. Ellie
Other videos from CDC teachers
Learn to count in Korean with Ms. Sunhee
Learn About Italy with Ms. Olga
Resources from CDC teachers
Alphabet cleanup game, age 1.5+, by Ellie sensei and Megumi sensei
Cooking with your child, all ages, by Ellie sensei and Megumi sensei
Experimenting with fingerprints, age 1.5+, by Ellie sensei and Megumi sensei
Glass half full music and science experiment, age 1.5+, by Ellie sensei and Megumi sensei
Laundry Game, all ages, by Ellie sensei and Megumi sensei
Pepper and Soap Experiment, age 1+, by Ellie sensei and Megumi sensei
Proper Hand Washing, age 1+, by Ellie sensei and Megumi sensei
Rocks in a jar experiment, age 2+, by Ellie sensei and Megumi sensei
Stickers on body parts, age 1.5+, by Ellie sensei and Megumi sensei
Yoga, age 1+, by Ellie sensei and Megumi sensei
Other home learning matierals
NHK have released ‘NHK for School’ a home learning platform. It is online here. Note the content is largely in Japanese.
The New York Times published a collection of learning resources for children. Please note the English language bias and focus on providers based in the USA. The full article is available here.
Books and storytelling
Audible has made its children’s audio book collection freely available during the pandemic. Japanese language, English language and other languages available. They are online here.
The Woodland Trust UK have curated some ideas for children to enjoy the outdoors in their garden and local area. Note that the wildlife in the UK doesn’t include habu snakes! Their ideas are available on their blog.
Cirque du Soliel have made a recording of a 60 minute performance available on line for free. It is available on YouTube.
Google View in 3D. Google has an augmented reality feature allowing you to see 3D animals as if they were in your own home!
- Google an animal, for example: ‘giant panda’.
- Select the search result “Meet a life-sized giant panda up close”
- Click the ‘view in 3D’ button
- Click ‘view in your space’
Helping children understand COVID-19
The Daily podcast from the New York Times has published an episode called ‘A kid’s guide to coronavirus’. It is available on their website. Note it is in English.
Other OIST links
OIST Recreation Services have put together tons of activities that you can do at home, including fun and educational things for children. Find them linked here.