hiragana games and tutorial
Most of you have made AMAZING progress learning to read and write hiragana in a very short time. However, some of you have asked for additional help. Here, I've posted a link to a page of Hiragana games (if that link doesn't work, try this one). I recommend you pull it up from time to time and work your way through the games- they really do fire up your synapses and wire the characters into your brain.
Also, if you'd like some interesting "stupid mind tricks" (mnemonics) watch Risa's lessons here in one video. She will walk you through each of the characters.