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    Final Release: Hiragana at Home Part 3!!

    January 7, 2024

    Hi there everyone, we hope that everything is settling in well now that the winter holidays are over!

    We also have an announcement.. Hiragana at Home, Part 3 has released!

    Hiragana at Home is a home education resource that we lovingly created for our own family. As a mother living in Japan and a second-language speaker of Japanese, I longed for a home education resource for exposing young children to Japanese language in a way that was gentle, simple, play-based, and not time-consuming or filled with busy work.

    Whether you live in Japan or overseas, if you want to introduce your preschool-aged (or older) child to hiragana and to teach them the Japanese language from home, this is the program for you. (Adults can also benefit from the extensive song links and book lists!)

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  • Hiragana Part 3: Release Update!

    Happy New Year!! Japan has had a tumultuous beginning of the year, including earthquakes, tsunami, fires, and a plane collision within just the first two days of 2024. Although our home was not affected…

    January 5, 2024
  • Merry Christmas from the Harunas!

    Photo: our first photo as a family of 4, earlier this year Merry Christmas from the Haruna family! Things have been very busy recently as we finished the second set of major renovations on…

    December 26, 2023
  • It’s Finally Here! Summer Release of Part 2

    The dragonflies circling above and the slight yellowing of the rice fields signal that summer’s end is drawing close. Meanwhile, in Japan many students begin Term 2 of the school year, and some of…

    August 22, 2023
  • Special Summer Sale!

    Hiragana at Home, Part 2, is on track to release very soon!!  Hiragana at Home is a one year home education program for learning hiragana (the Japanese language) using a downloadable PDF schedule that…

    August 18, 2023
  • Summer Announcements

    Summer is here, and it has been eventful at the Haruna Home! We spent much of spring in the garden planting and enjoying the good weather. We also traveled to the city twice so…

    July 11, 2023
  • Giveaway Announcement!!

    Special giveaway announcement!! The Spring Release Sale of Hiragana at Home has ended.. But, if you missed the sale and would still like to get our preschool-level home education language program at a reduced…

    April 14, 2023
  • The Spring Release Is Here!!

    We’re super excited to announce that after much anticipation and a lot of hard work, the spring release of Hiragana at Home, Part 1, is here!! Our one year complete program (Parts 1, 2,…

    April 5, 2023
  • Hiragana at Home: Spring Sale

    The Spring Release of Hiragana at Home, Part 1 is nearly here!! As long as there are no technical difficulties, we plan to release Part 1 on April 5th, 2023 (Japan time)! You will…

    April 4, 2023
  • Hiragana at Home: Spring Release Update!

    In our last post, we introduced a home education language-learning resource called Hiragana at Home. You can read the introduction post here (which has been updated with some of the new information featured in…

    March 24, 2023