Learning Chinese is possible as a busy parent. Here are tips and resources improving listening, speaking, reading, and writing Chinese.
Montessori sandpaper cards are a fun way to learn Chinese stroke order! Tactile input helps with remembering the correct writing order.
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.
Tips for using Chinese writing practice worksheets! Included are free printable basic stroke worksheets plus Sagebooks writing worksheets.
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!
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.
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!
Which language skill is most important? The priority should always be 看听 (look, listen) followed by 说读写 (speak, read, write).
What is the best way to teach kids grammar? The answer is simple: conversations with fluent speakers and high quality children's literature!
Teach kids time with a step-wise, Montessori-inspired approach! Here are inexpensive, interactive, and easy to set-up clock-learning activities!
How to get kids to speak the minority language? Here is a detailed, step-by-step guide for creating a positive, prepared environment that encourages the minority language at home!
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.
Learning to read Chinese is a very exciting milestone, but does your child truly understand what they are reading? Here are 6 fun ways to test Chinese reading comprehension skills!
Labels are a critical tool for creating a print-rich environment, and its effectiveness depends on the appearance. Learn important tips for creating labels that promote literacy in children.