The Very Hungry Caterpillar 好餓的毛毛蟲

Recently, my kids caught five caterpillars.  It was a magical experience for our family to watch them grow and change into moths, and to release them back into nature.   Since doing this, I have been preparing to teach my children about caterpillars in Chinese, and we will certainly be reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar (好餓的毛毛蟲). Eric Carle did an amazing job writing and illustrating this beautiful children’s book on nature transformation.   Today, I am very excited to share my Chinese printables (games, worksheets, coloring pages, etc.) for The Very Hungry Caterpillar with you.   (more…)

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

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!

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…)

Lemons Are Not Red

This is our 1st Chinese Literature-based Unit study. Ruth has chosen one of her sons' favorite books ~ Lemons Are Not Red (by Laura Vaccaro Seeger). After I took a look at the book, I was sure my children would love this book. In case you missed the introductory post about Literature-based studies, I wrote how beneficial this approach is, and how to incorporate it into homeschooling. Click HERE to read more. (more…)