My children have been learning 3 languages, and our trilingual schedule is unbalanced. Here's a close look at the language breakdown and challenges.
Letting go of guilt over our lack of Lunar New Year decorations and Asian food. Culture can be shared and enjoyed in many ways, and we will make our own family traditions!
Raising multilingual children requires honesty, commitment, and flexibility. Here's a look back on lessons learned with my husband and 2 kids in 2018.
These Chinese reading progress videos show how my daughter went from single words to fluid reading. It's humbling and encouraging to see the growth over time!
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.
The multilingual language journey is filled with challenges. But surrendering everything to Jesus gives faith, love, and hope.
This summer was productive for Chinese and Korean learning, but there was not enough time and interest for English reading. Although my daughter seemed ready to transition to workbook math, she benefited most from hands-on materials and verbal word problems.
After making a summer bucket list for fun outings, we made a schedule and set learning goals for Chinese, Korean, English, and Math.
Reflections on our kids' trilingual schedule for 2017-2018: Balancing English, Chinese, and Korean requires consistency and flexibility!
Both of my parents died around Mother's Day, and I used to struggle around this time of year. Prayer led me to embark on a Chinese learning journey with my kids, and I finally feel peace.
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.
After all those years of giving you grief about learning Chinese (among many things), you'd never guess that I'm trying to teach it now. It is difficult, but I have the cutest study buddies, and they're kicking my butt.
Why am I blogging about something outside of my realm of expertise and comfort zone? Because I hope this blog will give a fresh angle on Chinese education and inspire your family to do creative, hands-on Chinese activities together!
Our Chinese learning journey initially began with resistance. Through fun, hands-on activities, my daughter began to embrace Chinese learning, and it's been a special bonding experience!