Aoyama International Daycare and Learning Center (AIDLC) celebrated Tanabata (the Star Festival) on July 7.
The children enjoyed listening to storytelling about the origins of Tanabata, where legend says that Orihime (a weaver, represented by the star Vega) and Hikoboshi (a cowherd, represented by the star Altair) are allowed to cross the Milky Way to meet just once a year on the seventh evening of the seventh month.
AIDLC students had fun decorating the school with bamboo branches festooned with colourful origami, and their written wishes. It was a great opportunity to review colours and shapes, and to practise following instructions.
Aoyama International Daycare and Learning Center opened in November last year to provide families with an affordable educational option that also gives parents the opportunity to either join their children in activities, or conduct their own activities at a nearby workstation with wi-fi while their children are kept occupied by experienced, qualified teachers.
The school is open to children up to six years old, although younger children tend to require more parental participation. The school is open Monday to Friday from 9am to 3pm. Please see http://www.aoyama-idlc.com. — ANA GERVACIO