By Billy Hammond (Copyright AELS)

November 2, 2019

I’ve been teaching kids for over forty years and one of the things that I’ve always surprised at is that kids often don’t know the information they need to allow contact with their parent’s or guardians.

I’ve made it a point to teach my students to remember their parent’s phone number, names and place of work over the years.

I know it sounds strange, but many children don’t know their home or parent’s phone numbers. In many cases here in Japan, quite a few don’t know the names or the spelling (kanji) of their parent’s (especially the father’s first name).

If you have a child or grandchild, you might want to check them out and make sure they can recite the appropriate information. It might make a difference of hours or days if the child gets separated from you, especially during a holiday when schools are closed (all kids know their school names).

親・保護者連絡情報

40年以上子供に英語・空手道・合気道・護身術を教えた間に、ずっと驚いてきたことは子供の必要な連絡先の無関心だ。そこで、定期的に子供に自分の家の電話番号・住所や両親(保護者)の名前や職場の名前を暗記するように指導してきた。

不思議だと思われるが、数多くの子供(特に小学校低学年)は家の電話番号は言えない。それに、ここの日本では小学校高学年でも何人かが親の名前は知らにか、その漢字が知らないケースもある。

自分の子供さんかお孫さんがいれば、暗記しているかを試してみてください。迷子か事故に巻き込まれた場合には、連絡を貰うまでの数時間の差に繋がる。特に学校外の時間帯には大切だ(全ての子供は自分の学校名を覚えている)。

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English novels by Billy Hammond published by AELS

(AELS出版英語書籍リスト)

 

I. Majoh Gakuin and Hikari Juku – Japanese Witch Schools Trilogy

1. Majoh Gakuin & Hikari Juku – Japanese Witch Schools

2. Lost Witch (The second book)

3. Fate & Magic (The final book in the trilogy)

II. Brindle – Scryer Extraordinaire Trilogy

1. Brindle – Scryer Extraordinaire

2. Brindle – Scryer Extraordinaire – Returns

3. Brindle – Scryer Extraordinaire – Challenges (The final book in the trilogy)

III. Fantasy fiction set in Japan

1. 21st Century Ninja

2. Regressed

3. Japanese Woman

IV. Fantasy fiction set outside of Japan

1. Dimension Jumpers

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