Families of Japan
reviewed by the Coalition for Quality Children's Media
Description: Spend a day with Seichi and Ayako's
farm and city families and take in Sports Day, a silent piano, feeding
chickens, grocery shopping, an engagement ceremony, rice planting and
calligraphy. How are these kids' lives similar or different from our
own? Adult comments: Nice pace, very educational, thorough
presentation. Shows how respectful Japanese children are towards each
other. Presents a high regard for education and self responsibility.
Particularly well suited to kids exploring geography and other
cultures. Kids comments: Kids liked that Japanese children do the same
things they do: tug of war, basketball and tennis. They noticed that
they have more letters to learn. "Now I know how rice is planted."
Favorite parts: Sports Day, Sumo wrestlers, a day in school.
Suggested Retail Price:
Available from: Arden Media Resources