The gatherings for Jafore's Multilingual Playgroup will be IRREGULAR after April 2017 / 「多言語子育てひろば」2017年4月より不定期開催になります

Dear Jafore Participants,

Jafore would like to announce that the gatherings for Jafore's Multilingual Playgroup will be IRREGULAR after April 2017.

We have held playgroup on the second Monday of every month since February 2011 a total of 62 times.

However, due to a lack of staff and changes in needs, we have decided to quit holding a gathering every month. Sorry for those who have always participated in our gatherings.

We will announce on our website and FB page when we plan to organize meetings.
It would be much appreciated if you would try to understand our decision.

We will continue our local information website "Children and Families Information Service" as it always has been in the past, and we will share important information for international families.

We will continue to update our activities, so please keep checking our website and FB page as we move forward.
Thank you.









代表 西 恵味


【Upcoming】 Multilingual Playgroup on Monday, March 13, 2017. / 3月13日月曜日「多言語子育てひろば」を開催します

Upcoming Multilingual Playgroup is on Monday, March 13th , 2017.
Come out and join us for a great time and meet some new friends too!

It is our last regular gathering. The gatherings for Jafore's Multilingual Playgroup will be IRREGULAR after April 2017. 

Date and time: Monday, March, 2017. 10:30-11:30
Place: Hokkori Heart Demachi (map)  

10:30-10:40 Free play time
10:40-10:50 Sing-along time "Hello to All the Children of the World"
10:50-11:20 ”Kyoto Sakura Cherry Blossom Viewing Spots for Families"
11:20-11:30 1-10 Counting Time and Story time



日時: 2017年3月13日(月)10:30-11:30
場所: ほっこりはあと 出町 (map)  

10:30-10:40 じゆうあそび
10:40-10:50 うたのじかん "Hello to All the Children of the World"
10:50-11:20 「Kyoto 家族向けおすすめお花見スポット」Top3を決めます。
11:20-11:30 1から10までかぞえてみよう! えほんのじかん


【Report】February 13, 2017 Multilingual Playgroup / 2月13日(月)多言語子育てひろばを開催しました

On Monday, February 13, 2017, Jafore's Multilingual Playgroup was held at Hokkori Heart Demachi.

43 people from Indonesia and Japan participated in the event where we enjoyed chatting and information exchange.

To start off the event, we sang “Hello to All the Children of the World,” a song that includes the word “hello” in 9 different languages.

Then we had a ‘Hijab Workshop Time’. Sari-san from Indonesia gave us a lecture of how to wear a Hijab. She brought us 30 beautiful and colorful Hijabs and taught us the reasons why muslim women wear a Hijab. We tried it on by ourselves with a little help of Sari-san. We were surprised by the size of Hijab! We enjoyed this workshop as long as we could, and so story time and counting time was canceled this time.

Next Multilingual Playgroup will be held on Monday, March 13, from 10:30 at Hokkori Heart Demachi. We're looking forward to seeing you again.







(Reported by Taeko)