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How to teach kids 12 Chinese zodiac animals?

Chinese zodiac includes 12 animals: Rat/鼠, Ox/牛, Tiger虎, Rabbit/兔, Dragon/龙,...

How to teach kids FIVE FINGERS + HAND in Chinese?

Five fingers Chinese resource is what I created this week to share with you...

FREE Christmas Activities with Chinese and English for Kids.

Chinese Christmas activity with English can be an excellent great way for...

How to NAIL the Pinyin sounds by playing the Pinyin Poker?

Pinyin sounds is the first step for your child to learn Mandarin (the speaking...

How to expand children’s geography knowledge in Chinese?

Expand children's geography knowledge in Chinese doesn't need to be boring....
How to teach kids 12 Chinese zodiac animals?

How to teach kids 12 Chinese zodiac animals?

Chinese zodiac includes 12 animals: Rat/鼠, Ox/牛, Tiger虎, Rabbit/兔, Dragon/龙, Snake/蛇, Horse/马, Goat/羊, Monkey/猴, Rooster/鸡, Dog/狗,  Pig/猪. According to the Chinese Zodiac, it’s now the year of Ox (牛年) after the 12th February 2021. So, I'm going to share how I teach my...

How to teach kids FIVE FINGERS + HAND in Chinese?

How to teach kids FIVE FINGERS + HAND in Chinese?

Five fingers Chinese resource is what I created this week to share with you for FREE in the spirit of Christmas. It's also the week-two marathon giveaway that I promised in my last week's post: FREE Christmas activities with Chinese and English for kids. So if you...

FREE Christmas Activities with Chinese and English for Kids.

FREE Christmas Activities with Chinese and English for Kids.

Chinese Christmas activity with English can be an excellent great way for bilingual kids to play and learn Chinese. It’s even better when it’s FREE! Being in Perth, I feel incredibly grateful and appreciative to be able to have our safe, peaceful, and no-virus...

How to NAIL the Pinyin sounds by playing the Pinyin Poker?

How to NAIL the Pinyin sounds by playing the Pinyin Poker?

Pinyin sounds is the first step for your child to learn Mandarin (the speaking form of the Chinese language). Followed by nailing Pinyin and the tones, your child can effortlessly work on the BLENDING of the Pinyin alphabet sounds into syllables. Every Chinese...

How to expand children’s geography knowledge in Chinese?

How to expand children’s geography knowledge in Chinese?

Expand children's geography knowledge in Chinese doesn't need to be boring. Since I created a set of bilingual geography learning resources a couple of months ago, I've been working on how to expand my daughter's geography knowledge in Chinese. If this is your first...

How to teach non-native kids Mandarin at home?

How to teach non-native kids Mandarin at home?

Teaching your child Mandarin at home is not an easy task when you reside in a non-Mandarin speaking environment.  When I say non-native kids, it means kids whose 1st language is not Mandarin and lives outside of China or Taiwan and Hong Kong. A couple of months ago, I...

How to introduce Chinese geography words to kids playfully?

How to introduce Chinese geography words to kids playfully?

Chinese geography words are something new in our homeschooling routine. We've read some geography books here and there, but I've never created any resources to teach my daughter systematically. Well, here it is, which is what I'm going to share with you today - some...

How to make a DIY Montessori-inspired felt Continent Map?

How to make a DIY Montessori-inspired felt Continent Map?

This week, I’d like to share with you a DIY felt continent map we made to teach our daughter geography-related Chinese words. You’ve probably heard of Montessori continent map before, and maybe you are thinking about to buy one for your little one because it looks so...

How to SAY and WRITE Chinese numbers 0 – 100?

How to SAY and WRITE Chinese numbers 0 – 100?

Saying and writing the numbers 0 – 100 in Mandarin Chinese are the foundational skills that your child can learn around age 3-6. I know it sounds a lot that your child has to learn one hundred and one Chinese words; well, it’s not that daunting as it sounds. There is...

Say, sing and write WISH YOU HAPPY BIRTHDAY in Chinese

Say, sing and write WISH YOU HAPPY BIRTHDAY in Chinese

Happy Birthday in Chinese is probably one of the most frequently used words among Chinese. Tomorrow is my daughter’s 6th birthday, yeah! So I thought why don’t I share with you how I teach my daughter to say, sing and write Chinese ‘’Wish You Happy Birthday’’! Trust...

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