The ideal foreign language teacher for a young child can be anyone who is fluent in the target language and enjoys playing with kids!
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.
Knowledge registers better when acquired with different senses, especially for young children and children with special needs. Here's how to teach Chinese with Montessori sandpaper Chinese characters and the 3-period lesson.
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.
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!