Benesse Corp has released a CD/DVD English course for 2-3-year-olds, starring company mascot Shimajiro who is popular with children in Japan. Kids are encouraged to follow along, pronouncing and becoming used to common sounds in the English language, while acting and dancing along with the characters.
Each chapter in the series takes about two months to complete at the recommended pace. The materials are delivered via mail. The course can be purchased in installments for 3,850 yen.© Japan Today