How to Teach Young Children to Read Chinese without Pushing Them Away

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How do you teach young children to read Chinese? Do you use flashcards, books, or worksheets? Sometimes do you feel overwhelmed that don't know what's the best way to teach reading in Chinese? There are many ways to teach children to read Chinese. Even as a native speaker, I feel overwhelmed and confused about how to teach my children to read in Chinese without being pushy. I do not think any expert on earth has the exact solution or method for you because every child is unique with different strengths and talents, so the responsibility to know how and when to teach your children belongs to you as the parent. Parents should be the ones who determine when and how to teach their children, so today, I’m going to share how I teach my chi...

Chinese Spring Free Pack is Here!

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If you are looking for some ideas for Chinese class during March and April, this FREE Spring Theme Pack is what you are looking for.  This FREE Spring Theme Pack is a perfect hands-on printable to introduce common spring objects to your kids. Find even more FREE printables for other  Chinese Theme Packs.   (more…)

Let your Kids to learn Chinese at their Own Pace

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As my oldest child is getting close to the age for officially attending school, lots of my friends and parents that I meet at the local park frequently ask me about what I am going to do about her schooling. When I tell them that I'm going to homeschool her until we move back to the U.S., they are shocked at and surprised by my decision. Again, homeschooling in Hong Kong is not a common method of education. Of course, they give me all the reasons that I should send my kids to school and tell me how much my kids need it, and how much easier it is to be a mother when kids go to school.   As a newbie homeschooling mom with no homeschool experience before, living in an unfamiliar homeschooling country is very hard. No one understands...

Chinese: The Relationship Between Spoken and Written Form

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In this post, I would like to address some of the most common questions that people ask me about why I make different language versions of my printables, what the difference between traditional and simplified Chinese is, and which versions can be used with Cantonese and Mandarin. Ultimately, everyone wants to know what they should study when learning Chinese. I am not a Chinese language expert, but I do know the basics, so I hope I can help you gain a basic understanding of the relationship between the different forms of Chinese and how they work. In the end, I hope you can figure out which one is the best for you and your family to learn right now.   (more…)