Monthly Archives: January 2018

Book Review: 笨狼的故事 (簡體,简体书): Silly Wolf Series – Simplified

Age: 5+ Independent , Grades 1-3 (Lower Elementary) This is a simplified bridge book set of 10 books. This is a very easy read, cute pictures and the stories are very cute. I’ve only read through the first story but … Continue reading

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Book Review: 奇奇系列 – Ricky Rabbit Book Series by Guido van Genechten

Age: 3+ assisted, 5+ independent This is the collection by Guido van Genechten. It’s a series of cute books that was translated. I found five and I’m not sure if there are more. I showed the five books in the … Continue reading

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Book Review: 紅色小電車系列 Little Red Electric Train Series

Age: 3+ assisted This series is really simple and uber cute!!!!!!!!!!! Ok, I’ll admit, I bought it because I loved the pictures when I saw it. Was it too easy to read for my 5 year old? Probably but I … Continue reading

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Book Review: 寶寶第一套科學繪本 Baby’s First Science Picture Books

Age: 3+ assisted, 5+ independent reading This is a simple set of science books that teaches kids about why you fart, where water goes after you flush, where do babies come from, etc. You can buy them as a set … Continue reading

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Book Review: 四五快读: 4,5 Quick Read (简体书, Simplified)

I have no clue how to translate that so it didn’t sound stupid. Whether it was quick reading, quickly read, read quickly, … it was driving me crazy so here it is. 4,5, Quick Read. We got this set because … Continue reading

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Why Using Textbooks To Teach Chinese May Not Be the Most Efficient Way To Teach Reading

Chinese textbooks bore me to death and they will surely bore my kids to death. Do we do it? Yes, for the worksheets. Do we read it? Not really. We jump straight to worksheets to practice some writing. Plus, their … Continue reading

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“Glow in the Dark”, “Bouncy”, “Balls” … Enough Said

Alex Toys Craft Glow in the Dark Bouncy Ball Bonanza We buy science kits to kill time during weekends. We tell ourselves we’re at least educating the kids while they play during the weekend and let’s face it: projects take … Continue reading

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Bellz Game – Time Killer, Strategy Developer, and Motor Skills for Kids

I love games that are educational and I love games that seem dumb and fun with hidden educational qualities inside. This is one of them. The strategy of this game is whoever gets 10 bells through the magic magnet wand … Continue reading

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Book Review: 莉莉尋貓記+小偵探莉莉 LILY CHERCHE SON CHAT &Lily mène l’enquête

Join me on Facebook for more information: https://www.facebook.com/groups/motherlynotes/ 莉莉尋貓記+小偵探莉莉(2書一套) LILY CHERCHE SON CHAT &Lily mène l’enquête Age: 3+ Adapted from a French book, this is a cute picture book that’s full of beautiful pictures! It’s a search and find book. … Continue reading

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Book Review: 幼童創意橋樑系列 Creative Kinder Bridge Books Collection

Join my Facebook group for more information and free materials: https://www.facebook.com/groups/motherlynotes/ I want to start by saying how much I love this set for educational purposes in teaching Chinese. It has the right amount of words for my 3 almost … Continue reading

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