I'm blogging daily on Japaneur now since my son and I started a new thing last week: 今日の漢字。"kyou no kanji"
We pick one kanji each day to focus on and learn. My son's 6, so this is a great time for him to really get into kanji in a fun way. It's great for me as well, since I just committed myself to getting JLPT certified, starting with the basics and going all the way.
Want to come along for the ride? I have a degree in Japanese language and literature and, at one point, I had about 2100 kanji committed to memory, reading and writing. Kanji is the key to everything in Japanese, and most non-Japanese find it the most "overwhelming" part of the language. It's not. It's just a bunch of pictures. If you can recognize a circle from a square, you can learn kanji. And if you get some kanji under your belt, your Japanese learning will hyper-accelerate.
Sooooooo...... come join us, or tell a friend who's interested in learning Japanese. It'll be a blast.