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...

My 5 Biggest Homeschooling Mistakes

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Homeschooling is challenging for me. I don't mind sacrificing my personal time, working more, or being with my kids 24/7. However, the most challenging thing for me is ensuring my kids get the best education and learn what they need individually. From me? Just me? Really? That's a pretty overwhelming thought, and I guess that's why I made mistakes. I am sure I will keep making mistakes, but I think it's good to write my mistakes down for myself and others, so we can help each other learn from our mistakes and make fewer in the future. Hopefully, one day I will master it! Are you ready for my confessions?   (more…)

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...