A Book Review & Giveaway: A Cantonese Picture Book for Your Little Kids

There has been a significant increase in the number of Chinese books sold by online bookstores with pinyin to help people who are learning Mandarin Chinese, but there are not as many similar books for people who are learning Cantonese Chinese.  Today, I’m excited to introduce a book with Cantonese romanization that you can use to teach your kids Cantonese. (more…)

The 4 Most Effective Ways to Empower Target-Languages at Home

"I'm the only native speaker in my family, how can I teach my kids to learn my mother tongue?"

"We are living in a country that our native language is the minority, my kids are not interested in using our native language anymore."

"How can I keep my kids' interest in learning my native language?"

"I can only speak English, but my kid is in a Dual-immersion program in school. What can I do to support my kid?"

There are SO MANY questions, concerns, and fears about teaching our children a new language. I understand your feelings. As a second language learner, language lover, former Chinese teacher, and homeschooling mom, I would like to provide you with The 4 Most Effective Ways to Empower Target-Languages at Home (more…)

Homeschooling in Chinese & English: My 2017-2018’s Plan

This is my 3rd year of homeschooling. I am excited to change my plan up quite a bit since my kids are getting bigger. In this post, I'm going to share with you what changes I made, and how I plan to implement it.  (more…)

10 Tips for Teaching Young Children How to Write Chinese Characters

Writing in Chinese seems like the hardest skills to master, especially for those not attending Chinese school, but we should not give up on this important skill. What can we do to help children start writing Chinese characters? Today I would like to share 10 Tips for Teaching Young Children to Write Chinese Characters. (more…)