Category Archives: Lower Elementary Grades 1-3

How I Taught My Toddlers Math (Ages 2-5)

  Math is something that my husband and I are pretty focused on. My goals were to achieve the following: Before Age 3: Count to 100, know shapes and colors including harder shapes like rhombus, pentagon, hexagon, octagon, isosceles triangle, … Continue reading

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Member Post: How Her Daughters Learned to Read Chinese Fluently (Nelli C)

Another inspirational member of our Facebook Group has shared their incredible journey of how their children learned to read fluently in Chinese at an early age. You are welcome to join our group to learn more from our members! 感謝Julie Liu的邀稿。 … Continue reading

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How to Elevate Reading Comprehension in Chinese (Age 5+) 如何提升閱讀理解能力

My biggest issue in having my girls advance in reading comprehension is … “comprehension.” Ok, that sounds dumb. It’s a pain explaining a phrase every single sentence and you really want to give up sometimes. It’s tedious during reading and … Continue reading

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Member Post: How We Learned Mandarin With Perfect Accent

We have an amazing member in our Facebook Group. They speak Cantonese at home but Jennifer C (an amazing mom) was determined for her children to learn the proper tones for Mandarin. She suggested: Put the phonetic guides next to … Continue reading

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Use This To Practice Reading Characters When You Can’t Find Better Books

 When you cannot find the right books for your kids to read in Chinese without phonetic help, you can try using Post Its! Post It’s has a “Labeling and Cover Up Tape.” It doesn’t harm the book, perfectly removable and … Continue reading

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Using Little Flashcards For Games and Phrases

  Here I printed the most frequently used 500 words on cardstock paper and then used a paper slicer and cut them up into little cube cards (not all perfect cubes but that’s okay because I wanted to do it … Continue reading

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Using Reusable Sheets to Learn Chinese Phonetics ㄅㄆㄇ

Many friends have asked me when to start writing or learning the phonetic system in Chinese and in my article My Journey in Teaching My Children Chinese, I mentioned that I always started them early. Toddlers have very less refined motor … Continue reading

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Doodle the Day Away & Improve Motor Skills While You’re At It!

We love this pen. We love this pen. It’s not some new product but we love it. I forgot about this until I looked at our old photos. You melt plastic from a pen and they stick together to form … Continue reading

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I Hate Doing Flashcards! Please Spit Them Out Automagically For Me!

Everyone has been saying how useful flashcards are and giving a lot of credit to how “informative” the cards are. I always always always share my resources. I use: http://www.archchinese.com No, I am not a crazy mom (ok, maybe a … Continue reading

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Art + Role Playing = Hidden Learning & Reading

I love art and I love supplies that do more than one thing. One of my favorite coloring supply is the watercolor pencil. Watercolor is usually light in color which is great but what about when you want some punch? … Continue reading

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