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Giveaway Announcement!!

April 14, 2023

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 price, you might have an opportunity to get it for free!!

We have partnered with the blogger Hiragana Mama, and are offering one person the complete Hiragana at Home program (a one year program with a 50$ value) for free!! If you are interested in entering the giveaway, please head over to her blog at the link below!

Enter the Giveaway at Hiragana Mama’s Post, here!

Or, to purchase the full Hiragana at Home program right now, click here!

The Spring Release Is Here!!

April 5, 2023

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, and 3) will be on sale for ONLY 3 days, starting today!

If you purchase the program today, you will receive Part 1 immediately as a digital file, and Parts 2 and 3 as they release later this year. The normal price of the one year program is 50$ (USD), but it will be on sale from April 5th-7th, 2023 (Japan time) for just 30$ (USD), before going back up to the usual price!

To purchase the program for just 30$, please CLICK HERE and use the following discount code during checkout: SPRING

Hiragana at Home is a gentle, play-based home education resource for introducing preschoolers to the Japanese language, regardless of whether or not their parents are native speakers. It can also be adapted for older children, such as kindergarteners.

If you are unfamiliar with or have questions about the program, please check out the following:

Shop page

Hiragana at Home: Overview page 

Hiragana at Home: FAQ page

Or, if you have additional questions, DM us on Instagram (@theharunahomestead) or leave a comment below!

Hiragana at Home: Spring Sale

April 4, 2023

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 be able to purchase the complete Hiragana at Home program at a discounted rate from April 5th though April 7th (Japan time)!! If you purchase the complete program, you will receive Part 1 as a digital file on April 5th, 2023 (Japan time), and will receive Parts 2 and 3 later during the year as they release.

Hiragana at Home will normally be sold for 50$ (USD), but will be available for 30$ for ONLY three days, on April 5th-7th 2023 (Japan time). Then the price will go back up to 50$ for the one year program!

When the program goes live, we plan to release a discount code that you can apply at checkout to reduce the price during the special sale term!

We have also published **brand new** pages on our site about the program, which you can find under the new “Shop” tab in the top bar of our site. Or, click the links below!

Shop page

Hiragana at Home: Overview page

Hiragana at Home: FAQ page

If you plan to purchase the program and use it from this April, you can also DM us on Instagram (@theharunahomestead) for a preview of the supply and booklist of the first week of the program to help you prepare.

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Coming Soon: Hiragana at Home!!

February 8, 2023

I’ve been keeping a secret!!

We are excited to announce the upcoming release of a brand-new home education resource:

Hiragana at Home!

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.

Home-educating a bilingual child should not mean that their language skills have to suffer!

However, there are few home-education resources available for people who desire to teach the Japanese language to young children (including overseas), and little support is available to families in Japan who decide not to enroll their child in preschool.

Eventually, I realized that if I wanted a home education program for our family that met my expectations, as well as would allow our children to thrive without losing out on their language development, I would have to make it myself – and so, I did!

**Note: this post was updated on March 24th, 2023, to reflect updates regarding the spring 2023 release!!**

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Country Life in Rural Hyogo

January 30, 2020

Masashi and I have lived in the countryside for nearly two years.

Living in a small town in the countryside vs. a big city can be very different, no matter what part of the world you are from. However, there are certainly some things that set the rural mountain villages of Japan apart from the big cities like Tokyo!

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Christmas and Shogatsu in Japan

December 26, 2019

This post was originally published at The Haruna Family Blog.

With Christmas ending and our winter vacation just beginning, I’ve been remembering my first Christmas in Japan before I was married. That first year, I didn’t really know what to expect. 

Many people think of Christmas as being universally celebrated, but it still feels somewhat new in Japan.

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December 24, 2019

Hello there! My name is Hannah, and The Haruna Home is a site for sharing about our international family, what it’s like to live overseas as an immigrant, and country life in rural Japan.

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