How to get kids to speak the minority language? Consistency, new memories, and visual/textual cues encourage kids to speak the minority language!
Reflections on our kids' trilingual schedule for 2017-2018: Balancing English, Chinese, and Korean requires consistency and flexibility!
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!
多多和他的超级妈妈 (DuoDuo & His Super Mom) and 多多和他的超级爸爸 (DuoDuo & His Super Dad) are adorable and relatable books for children learning Chinese. Written by a Chinese author, each story explores common events that children experience with their parents and encourages family bonding.
My kids enjoy learning and using their imagination with Chinese play food from HeartFelt Makan. Here's my review of their realistic Chinese play food which offers a taste of culture in a fun way!
Both of my children love 筒井赖子 and 林明子 Chinese picture books! The stories are relatable, and the illustrations are beautiful and realistic.
Teach kids time with a step-wise, Montessori-inspired approach! Here are inexpensive, interactive, and easy to set-up clock-learning activities!
Taobao (淘宝网) is the best marketplace for affordable Chinese children's books and products. If you can't read Chinese, an agent site such as TaobaoRing is the best way to shop Taobao.
Pipette painting is a fun process art activity! With different fabrics as the canvas, kids can learn color science while strengthening fine motor skills!