A peek inside our Montessori-inspired, mid-century modern home! Playing, reading, art, exercise, and practical life skills are encouraged in this prepared homeschool environment.
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.
Road tape is a fun way to incorporate learning into play! We used road tape to show the difference between 车 (chē) and 車 (chē) (simplified versus traditional Chinese)! The kids had a blast driving and "tracing" the toy vehicles on the Chinese characters!
Grab your kid's toy vehicles for an interactive matching game! Our DIY parking lot craft is a fun, hands-on way to learn Chinese names for taxi, ambulance, garbage truck, fire engine, police car, and school bus!
Craft sticks, clothespins, and mini Velcro coins are the ingredients to this hands-on, word-matching, transportation activity! This is a fun way to learn Chinese vocabulary related to airplanes!
This interactive Chinese learning activity involves sentence building with a train made of index cards and Post-It notes!
Craft stick puzzles with star stickers and the lyrics to 小星星 (Xiǎo xīng xīng / Twinkle Twinkle Little Star). This is one of my daughter’s favorites of our collection of craft stick puzzles!
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!