By Billy Hammond (Copyright  AELS)

Children’s Level of Sight

I’ve never been a clothes horse and have always had a relatively small wardrobe. I prefer to keep wearing the articles of clothing that I like until they become really worn out and need to be thrown away. This led to an amusing incident last week when I went to pick up the kids in my aikido class last week.

The after-school classroom where some of them study is strictly monitored and children can only be released to adults who have been authorized and registered by the parents. I have six students that I pick up from the class and walk to the gym with.

When I went to the class, one of my third-graders looked at my T-shirt and said, “Teacher, your shirt is falling apart, there’s a hole in the side.” while pointing at it. I looked down at the right edge of my shirt and saw that it indeed was frayed and had a hole in it. It was directly at her level of sight, so it caught her attention right away. I agreed with her and told her that it was time to retire the shirt.

It reminded me that children have a special view of the world thanks to their height!

子供の目線

私は昔から洋服に関して気にしないタイプで、持っている服の数も比較的に少ない。気に入った服を出来るだけ長く着る癖もある。この癖が先週の夕方に放課後教室に合気道の生徒達を迎いに行った時に面白いことを引き起こした。

放課後教室に入った時、小学校3年生の生徒が私のTシャツを見て指を指しながら「先生、シャツに穴が開いている!ボロボロ!」彼女が指していたシャツの端を見たら、確かに破けて穴が開いていた。丁度彼女の目線位置にあった。「そうやね。ボロボロだ。そろそろ引退せんな」と答えた。

子供は身長に応じて世界の視線が異なると思い出した!

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Books published by AELS (AELS出版書籍)

魔女学院&光塾:魔女ガールズの冒険

原作&翻訳:ビレー ハモンド

日本語編集:伊庭野れい子

Majoh Gakuin & Hikari Juku – Japanese Witch Schools – English Edition (魔女学院&光塾(英語)

By Billy Hammond

迷える魔女の戦い (魔女学院&光塾シリーズ第2)

原作&翻訳:ビレー ハモンド

日本語編集:伊庭野れい子

Lost Witch (Majoh Gakuin & Hikari Juku Series Book 2) – English Edition (迷える魔女: 魔女学院&光塾第2弾:英語版)

By Billy Hammond

幸せを運ぶ魔法のチャレンジ 魔女学院&光塾シリーズの第3(Fate & Magic Jp)

原作&翻訳:ビレー ハモンド

日本語編集:伊庭野れい子

“Fate & Magic” Majoh Gakuin & Hikari Juku Series – Japanese Witch Schools Book 3 – English Edition (幸せを運ぶ魔法のチャレンジの英語版)

By Billy Hammond

Regressed 「過去に生きて・・・」

原作&翻訳:ビレー ハモンド

日本語編集:伊庭野れい子

Regressed – English Edition

By Billy Hammond

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