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!
Does your multilingual child prefer the community (majority/dominant) language over the minority language? How do you encourage a child to love and speak the minority language? Maeve Tan, a parent of trilingual children, shares her experience and advice.
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!
Taobao (淘宝网) is the best marketplace for affordable Chinese children's books and products. If you can't read Chinese, an agent site such as TaobaoRing is the best way to shop Taobao.
Montessori sandpaper cards are a fun way to learn Chinese stroke order! Tactile input helps with remembering the correct writing order.