You may or may not have heard before that it’s a good idea when learning through immersion to regard yourself as a child once and a while. Look for children’s stories, cartoons, books, and so forth to really start learning in the way that native speakers teach their native children. This is really good advice. Every once and a while I’ll look for Japanese content geared specifically towards children, and I thought I’d share one of the things I’ve recently been very excited about, and that’s KF Studio‘s delightful character charts キッズ文字表:
かわいいね?These are great for beginners. However, if you’ve moved on from on hirigana and katakana to kanji, have no fear! While they don’t have any kanji charts (Oh my, could you imagine how much work that would be? And for free?!) they have lots of other goodies. Right now I’m using a few of their calendars (カレンダー) to keep track of my daily study, my daily workouts, and soon I’ll be using their schedule tables (スケジュール) for organizing bento (弁当) meals. They also have printables for time tables, budget trackers, and notepads which can be found under キッズ生活, and so much more. (Like printable stationary envelopes!)
Be sure to check them out!
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