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Children do "Radio Gymnastics" every morning.

Submitted by Maki_00000 on Mon, 07/25/2011 - 16:54

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Summer break begins in my neighborhood. My first-grader son started no school since Monday. But there is something that prevents pupils from waking up late in the morning. That is what's called "Radio Gymnastics" in Japan. I tell you about the exercise done among Japanese children in the morning.

Radio Gymnastics (YouTube)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xS92XkVKM0Q

 
Radio Gymnastics is originally a program aired in the radio and on TV by NHK, which a publicly-funded broadcaster. Even though it's aired on TV, the exercise songs are called "Radio Gymnastics the First and the Second." Every morning, the program begins at 6:30 for ten minutes. It's time-honored; the program has been lasted for long years. I did as a child, too, attending the morning exercise.

 

Now that summer break enters, my son went to a nearby park for the first time yesterday. He and other pupils bring a so-called "stamp card" to get one seal per day. Due to some reasons by a neighborhood counsel, there are several days when we don't take place such as weekends and several weekdays.

 

As our summer break lasts until the end of August, the exercise program in the park is held in the same way. My son hopes to attend as many chances as he can to make his card filled with date records.

 

In addition, the TV and radio programs themselves are broadcast every day throughout the year.

 

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Summer break begins in my neighborhood. My first-grader son started no school since Monday. But there is something that prevents kids from waking up late in the morning. That is what's called "Radio Gymnastics" in Japan. I'll tell you about the exercise done among Japanese children in the morning.

Radio Gymnastics is originally a program aired on the radio and on TV by NHK, which is a publicly-funded broadcaster. Even though it's aired on TV, the exercise songs are called "Radio Gymnastics the First and the Second." Every morning, the program begins at 6:30 for ten minutes. It's time-honored; the program has been lasted for long years. I did it as a child, too, attending the morning exercise.

Now that summer break began, my son went to a nearby park for the first time yesterday. He and other kids bring a so-called "stamp card" to get one seal per day. Due to some reasons decided by a neighborhood counsel, there are several days when it doesn't take place, such as weekends and several weekdays.

As our summer break lasts until the end of August, the exercise program in the park is held in the same way. My son hopes to attend as many times as he can to make his card filled with date records.

In addition, the TV and radio programs themselves are broadcast every day throughout the year.

Thank you for teaching me. As I always feel it difficult to choose the right word, your suggestions were so helpful to me.

You pointed that I should change "pupils" to "kids."

To be honest with you, I am not sure a difference of the two. But I am going to read more English materials and examine how native speakers use those words.

I's become my assignment from today!

Thank you very much. And when you find mistakes of mine, please tell me. I'm glad to learn.

Maki

Are there some motivations to do exercise for pupils, like gifts or a summer break's assignment when their stamp card will be filled seals?

Well, when the series of gymnastics ends, kids will be given a gift certificate, which is not expensive. I heard the plan in a community meeting the other day. The fund had been collected before the school year started. Surprisingly, my son wakes up at 6 and barely go to a nearby park for now.

Thank you always.

Maki