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色 / Colour













Julian is a Mermaid Jessica Love 作

The Colors of Us Karen Katz 作

All are Welcome Here Alexandra Penfold 作

What colour do you like?

It's a simple question, one of the first we tackle in English class, and yet these days there are so many important themes connected with colour, just covering the basics doesn't feel like it's enough.

This month in the classroom, when we learn about the colours of the rainbow, we introduce the rainbow flag. Have you seen this flag before? What does LGBTQ mean? Why is the rainbow flag important?

We also take a look in the mirror and ask ourselves, 'What colour am I? What colour are you?' We think about why there are so many beautiful skin colours around the world, and learn the importance of inclusiveness.

Living in Japan, these are questions that we often forget to ask, but particularly as English learners, Deko Boko Eigo believes it's important for our children to understand how to navigate the global community with respect and kindness. We are excited to explore these new themes through story books, videos, crafts, and discussions. If you want to start a conversation at home, we recommend the following books:

Julian is a Mermaid by Jessica Love

The Colors of Us by Karen Katz

All are Welcome Here by Alexandra Penfold


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