Author(s): Mary Taguchi
Ohisama Connect Core is where the journey begins. It has 12 areas which identify the tools of trade of a language -
greetings, numbers, colours, commands, names, descriptions, hiragana, words of eating, making, participation, classroom words, likes/dislikes. The art of confident communication comes with much repetition, hence the many activities, games, songs for all primary levels. All vocabulary is presented in visual images, supported by catching songs - familiar tunes with unfamiliar words, for fast recall. With some of these tools of trade in hand, extension to directions or SUNBEAMS can then happen.