Montessori salt writing tray is a fun and effective way to learn letters. The touch and crunch of the salt helps commit each Chinese stroke to memory!
Montessori sandpaper cards are a fun way to learn Chinese stroke order! Tactile input helps with remembering the correct writing order.
宝石 (jewel) stickers are a fun way to improve eye-hand coordination, strengthen fine motor muscles, and develop pre-writing skills for kids!
Puffy Paint Flashcards are a fun and effective way to learn colors in Chinese, such as 橙色 (chéngsè) versus 橘色 (júsè)! The interesting texture of puffy paint gives sensory input which in turn serves as a memory aid.
Felt valentines are a fun and easy way to teach Chinese words with the 心 (heart) radical. To add extra sensory input, write each word with puffy (dimensional ) paint. Children will remember the words more easily with the tactile input and heart shapes!
We're big fans of sensory bins in our home, and hidden Chinese flashcards are my secret to making them extra educational! This activity for children encourages fun with everyday fine motor skills (eg, scooping, pouring) while learning how to speak and read Chinese.