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!
Montessori sandpaper cards are a fun way to learn Chinese stroke order! Tactile input helps with remembering the correct writing order.
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!
Learning Chinese can be overwhelming as a busy parent. My advice is to skip the adult textbooks and study children's books plus 10 other strategies!
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.
A round-up of my favorite Montessori-inspired accounts on Instagram! I've also included helpful Montessori websites and Facebook pages.
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.
How to teach a child a second language at home? How to raise bilingual or multilingual kids? Here are 5 key steps with a printable action plan!
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.
Hands-on activities are important for children learning a minority language, and this post features fun Chinese activities from parents on Instagram!
The best Instagram accounts for Chinese learning have memorable flashcards. They offer a visual library for easy and quick reference to improve Chinese skills.
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.