Helene Uchida's "English Garden" = Kodomo no Kokusairyoku wo Sodateru EIGO NO NIWA= is a book written especially for parents and teachers on how to plant the seeds of English in young children. It is translated into Japanese and introduces many concrete and easy to understand examples of how to teach English to your child at home.
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Hope many moms will get
some good tips from your
book when they try to learn English with kids at home. My older
our extra room, "English Garden School"; we have posters, a huge
World Map and pictures. Before we go in, we have to knock the
door and say,
"May I come in?" My younger daughter is copying everything her
says. It’s FUN!
I just finished
reading "English Garden”. This book is a real masterpiece. I'm
absolutely sure this book will help many mothers who are
interested in English.
I really have enjoyed reading ENGLISH GARDEN, and it’s so helpful!
I also gave it to my friend as a baby gift. I believe this book
will be a big help for mothers
who want their children to be bilingual. Don't miss
out on checking Helene's 10 pieces of advice!
I enjoyed English Garden as an adventure of one passionate woman/mother
exploring the world full of the unknown.
I was moved by how bravely the author faced her life.
I even got my wife to read it and she liked it!
The methods of teaching
English to children
and infants are described in very concrete ways. And the
philosophy of cultivating
internationalism through the understanding of different cultures is
shared throughout the book. I am looking forward to Uchida’s
We have no children, but I want to recommend this book. I think English Garden is not only for English teachers,
mothers and fathers but also for business managers who cannot
educate their subordinates because they don't know how to teach them.
This book will be good advice for them.
Yes, language is important, but love comes first. I love this sentence!
The book is a marvelous masterpiece. I already got three copies, one for me, and the others for mothers. When I attend the next TEMI Seminar, I would like Helene to autograph mine for me!Yoko, Fukuoka
INSPIRING.....FUN.....EASY TO USE
"English Garden" offers you an enjoyable way to introduce your child to English language and culture. I found the book well-organised, user-friendly and full of good ideas. Helene-sensei takes you by the hand and leads you through the process. All you have to do is follow - and enjoy.
Joan Boesen, Associate Professor (EFL), Copenhagen, Denmark
I came across this book just when I was thinking about how I could prepare an English environment for my child. The basics of English education that the author believes important, the cultural differences she discovered while raising her son bilingually, the concrete examples of how to expose your child to English at home...The book is easy to read and full of ideas. By the time you finish reading it, you feel like, "Okay, I can do it!" It encourages you to enjoy raising your child in the English garden.
I bought the book for my niece in Japan. She loved it and said she will start teaching English to her two-year-old daughter the way things are outlined in the book. I look forward to the day the child will meet my American husband and be able to speak to him in English!
Minako, San Francisco