Since I am half Japanese I felt it important for our children to learn some of the language. I hope to someday take them to Japan so that they can see and learn some of their heritage. Recently we started learning with mini lessons each day and thought I would share one of the songs we sing.
My husband made up this song and the kids love to sing it.
It is in the tune of “Frere Jacques “
You point to the body parts as you sing.
Hana (nose) Kuchi (mouth)
A ta ma (head)
A ta ma
Mi Mi (ear)
Me (eye)(pronounced with a short e)
Oh na ka (stomach)
Oh na ka
We like to sing Oh na ka with a deeper voice and push our tummy’s in.