The key steps to raising a multilingual child include speaking in the target language consistently, listening to music and audiobooks, building a home library, and doing fun, hands-on activities!
For the past 15 years, "Get better at speaking Chinese" has been a New Year's resolution that got pushed to the wayside. However, 2017 was the year I could fill in this checkbox, because I'm doing it for my children.
iSuper Chinese Little Ph.D. Chinese Teaching Resources is an excellent series of science books for Grades K-5. Kids will be very intrigued by the beautiful photographs! In addition, the large Chinese characters make this series a great resource for budding readers.
Free geography printables plus recommendations for hands-on Geography materials, including felt and wood maps!
Shapes Chinese Books 形状万花筒 is an excellent series of books for the budding reader. Large Chinese characters are on separate pages from the cute and clever illustrations that kids will love! Each story concludes with a positive message as well as full English translation and pinyin reference.
识字儿歌 (Shìzì er gē / Word Songs) is a set of illustrated nursery rhymes and workbooks accompanied by a CD. I highly recommend this for children who are starting to learn Chinese. The simplified Chinese text is printed clearly with pinyin below each word.
A faith-centered craft and coloring activity that helps children remember key words about Jesus. The coloring pages are in English, Korean, and Chinese (simplified and traditional). You can use them at home or share them with friends at Sunday School!
This Washi Tape Cross activity is simple and beautiful for Easter! It's a great way to improve fine motor skills for kids and discuss the importance of the Cross.