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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,...

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....

The Dragon and Phoenix – It’s Read and Learn Chinese Time!

The Dragon and the Phoenix (Usborne First Reading) is what I picked for this...
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...

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...

The Dragon and Phoenix – It’s Read and Learn Chinese Time!

The Dragon and Phoenix – It’s Read and Learn Chinese Time!

The Dragon and the Phoenix (Usborne First Reading) is what I picked for this week's Chinese storytime. Reading is a big part of my daughter’s Chinese learning routine at home. For bilingual children, reading books in Chinese and English is even better. That’s why I’ve...

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...

The Lorax by Dr.Seuss – Story read in Chinese

The Lorax by Dr.Seuss – Story read in Chinese

The Lorax in Chinese is the story I picked to read this week to help our little ones read and learn Mandarin Chinese with me. The storybook we have is already in Chinese so no translation is needed. I purchased The Lorax from Taobao in case you want to get a copy....

Little People Big Dreams: Frida Kahlo – Chinese Storytime

Little People Big Dreams: Frida Kahlo – Chinese Storytime

Frida Kahlo is one of the storybooks in the Little People Big Dreams series that I picked to translate and read for this week’s Chinese Storytime. The storylines are inspirational but straightforward, which are perfect for beginner readers. As a little girl’s mum, 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...

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