Despite my lack of fluency, my daughter loves to speak, sing, and read Chinese. She knows and understands >1000 characters due to strategies described in this post.
How do you encourage a child to love and speak the minority language? A Singaporean-Italian parent of trilingual children shares her heartfelt advice and personal experience.
Copywork involving song lyrics is a fun, low-stress way of practicing Chinese writing! This child-led approach has improved my daughter's writing motivation and stamina!
We love the 樂樂文化 Le Le Chinese Reading Pen system, which teaches 1000+ traditional or simplified characters through 300 stories! My kids love the stories, and the reading pen is so helpful for non-fluent families.
Encourage observation, empathy, and respectful discussion with a free emotions book and Montessori 3-part cards in English, Chinese, and Korean.
《想哭的时候》 Everyone is a picture book that features a young boy who explores emotions through beautiful, reassuring, and metaphoric illustrations.
I successfully potty-trained my first child in 2 days before age 2, and am happy to share our experience and general pediatrician tips! Find out about our recommended potty seats and favorite potty story books in this post!
The Hundred Board is one of the most versatile learning toys that we own! My kids have so much fun counting, sorting, and reviewing basic math! Here are 10+ ways that you can teach and have fun with your kids.
Charming and humorous 《青蛙和蟾蜍》 Frog and Toad Books are perfect early chapter books for budding readers. You can read them in simplified and traditional Chinese and listen to the narration on Ximalaya!
Learn Chinese heart radical words while standing, jumping, and running to find the matching word! Kids love to move around while playing and learning!
Have fun learning family member names in multiple languages with family photos and envelopes! Free printable mini envelopes template included.
My daughter and I had fun reviewing Chinese 门 / 門 door radical words with this simple gate-fold paper door activity! It's an effective way to show the relationship between character components!