A dictation journal is an effective strategy that helps children focus on expressing thoughts clearly while a teacher models proper writing.
It's true: kids can actually enjoy learning to read Chinese! Chinese learning games have helped my kids memorize Chinese characters while having fun!
Learning Chinese at home? These low-prep Chinese learning activities help kids of many ages improve listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills!
Chinese audiobooks have significantly improved our Chinese speaking and reading skills. Here are tips on how to choose and use audiobooks to boost fluency and literacy!
Instagram can be a helpful way to learn and review Chinese words. The best accounts have clear font, Pinyin / English translations, and Mandarin narration.
Why is my child not paying attention to books in the minority language? The problem is most likely due to one of these 6 issues.
Experienced Chinese teacher and author Cathy Ju Yao shares tips for teaching Chinese characters and why reading and writing instruction should be separated.
Everybody knows that reading is important, but what if your child is reluctant? These 15 strategies will motivate your child to read and love books!
Play dough is a fun, open-ended material that most children love. Here are 7 easy ways to teach Chinese and Korean with play dough!
Remembering Chinese characters is the hardest part of the language. These 5 important tips will help you memorize Chinese characters long-term!
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.
Tactile input helps with memory, especially for kids. Here's how to teach Chinese with Montessori sandpaper Chinese characters and the 3-period lesson.
Books are my favorite gift to give for any occasion, especially for multilingual kids. Although kids are often more excited about getting toys, books are always my go-to gift. This is because gifting books sends a clear message that literacy is important.
Kids will read when they are ready, but everybody benefits from early exposure to Chinese characters! Here are tips on how to cultivate interest, attention span, and print awareness and recommended first Chinese characters to teach children!
Symmetrical Chinese characters have mirror images around a vertical (eg, 大) or horizontal (eg, 区) axis. Here are several fun ways to learn about symmetry and explore its presence in letters!
When should children learn Hanyu Pinyin? Overview of the pros and cons and why I am waiting to teach the Chinese phonetic system to my children.