Hello Teachers of Japanese

Thank you for visiting my Idea Books website.

Idea Book series is a collection of lesson ideas, flash card and worksheet masters, game and activity ideas, each designed to be used easily and enjoyably in the classroom. Even for teachers whose knowledge of Japanese is limited, there are ideas to make teaching Japanese fun.

It’s been many years since the books were published and the books have been out of print, but I still receive grateful responses and requests from many enthusiastic teachers. I am very happy to know that my books and charts are still in good use in many schools.

To meet teachers’ requests I have digitally reproduced the contents of the Idea Books by combining the scanned images from the hard copies that I kept for myself.

Now the books are in PDF format and available for download purchase. Once purchased, you may print out any contents of the books for your teaching purposes.

Some of the songs that are introduced in Idea Books and Big Hiragana Charts and Family Charts are available for free to download. I wish my resources will keep help teachers in their efforts to teach Japanese to young students.

Hiroko (Nishibayashi) Liston