Since April, Playpourri has been open one Sunday morning a month for families to visit and take advantage of the school’s lending library. This is a great opportunity for homeschooling families, and Japanese and international families alike to access and borrow a multitude of books.
For a low annual membership fee of ¥540 per family, parents receive a free Scholastic Library Book Bag, are able to borrow monthly from the book and DVD library, can have their children participate in craft activities and story time, and talk with trained professionals about educational, developmental, and parenting concerns while relaxing with a morning tea or coffee.
The school library includes board books, storybooks, audio read-along books, chapter books, levelled readers, fiction and non-fiction, and lots more. The school also has a large selection of educational DVDs including Baby Einstein, Dora the Explorer, Go Diego Go, Barney, Barbie, The Magic Schoolbus, Word World, and many, many more.
Playpourri wants to help parents as much as possible with the wonderful but hard task of raising children, so the school also makes available its extensive parenting resource library with educational, special needs, developmental, and parenting books.
For further information about this program and Playpourri courses, please visit http://www.playpourri.com or call 052-761-3188. Information is available in English and Japanese. — ROWENA PIKE-MCFADDEN