Let me explain why I say ‘toddler shows’ instead of ‘kids shows’. I’m not looking for, for example, a really easy anime to watch that a 7 year old might watch and understand, because I can’t understand that much yet. I’m wondering if anybody knows about any of the really easy shows parents let their toddlers watch which are actually made to help them learn to speak.
Sure, it might be a bit boring to watch, but I want to slowly build up my listening, and this might help with my vocabulary too.
it’s kind of hard to find but はじめてのおつかい might be good. It’s about really young children being sent to go buy groceries on their own, so beginners would be able to understand most of what the children say and what the parents say to them. And you can pick up grocery related vocab too It’s crazy cute and honestly pretty easy to understand even for people who don’t know Japanese
Ah yeah, when I’m travelling in Japan, I tend to have the hotel TV on for some background listening in the evenings, and that show is often airing. Along with several others of the same genre. It’s that sort of time bracket, after all.
Omg, I’ve seen Peppa Pig so often (I have a 5 year old) I never thought to look for something like that for my early Japanese learning.
Now when I watch it, I understand it all (which is super encouraging) and I feel this is a good show for beginners to watch.
That said… having watched Peppa so often already (because of the kid) it kinda gets on my nerves now.
In preparation for the N3 I watched Sesame Street in Japanese. They speak faster than in this Peppa show, and it’s probably a little higher. (but probably too easy for N3). What I liked about it, is that they don’t shy away from the harder words. Instead if they come across something kids might not understand, they explain it, which I loved.
For example, one episode was about autism, and I didn’t know the Japanese word for it, but through their explanation, I understood what they meant.
Autocorrect (I’m on a tablet) - I’ve watched enough of it to be intimately familiar with Peppa, George, etc
If you had to watch it constantly, it might start to grate on your nerves a little more, I think that’s why I’ve taken a dislike to it, haha. See also Paw Patrol (who gives a child control of the entire emergency services department of a small town?! Also, why can the dogs talk, but the cats not?)
I don’t know what its target demographic is, but I remember seeing bono bono on crunchyroll. Its episodes are about 5 minutes long and the content seems to be pretty simple (not sure about the grammar though).