Central Virginia Regional Library

Story Time: Introduction to Japanese

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October 18, 2018 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Farmville Library
1303 West Third Street
VA 23901
Megan Almond
(434) 392-6924 ext. 112
Story Time: Introduction to Japanese @ Farmville Library

A volunteer who is a native Japanese speaker will lead families through a traditional story time – in Japanese! This exciting program will give children an opportunity to hear a new language in a familiar setting and practice saying basic Japanese words.

This is not a drop-off program for children. This program is designed for caregivers with children ages of all ages to participate together.

The benefits of learning a second language from a young age are remarkable. In addition to supporting a young child’s natural curiosity and empathy, hearing people speak other languages widens their view of the world. Young children are not afraid of making mistakes when learning new skills, and mastering new words (in any language) boosts their confidence in communicating. As the national campaign Lead with Languages describes, “learning a second language boosts problem-solving, critical-thinking, and listening skills, in addition to improving memory, concentration, and the ability to multitask.”

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