Photo Post : Homeschool Activities

Just for the fun of sharing, here are some photos of what we did for homeschooling  They are not in order of dates and are […] Read More

How I Did Homeschooling Part 4 (5 & 6 Year Old)

This is the last instalment of the series on how I did homeschooling.  I will describe briefly what we did for the kindergarten years. At […] Read More

Chinese 量词 Card Game Printable

In Chinese, we do not say “one cat” or “two fish” as “一猫”,“二鱼”. When referring to the quantity of an item, there is always a […] Read More

How to Write Chinese Characters

I am a little amused that I am writing this but I realised that this is a serious question to a lot of people.  So […] Read More

The Importance of Reading Stories in the Learning of Chinese

It has been 4 years since I started teaching my youngest son. It has been a great learning process for the both of us. In […] Read More

Hanyu Pinyin Game

  If I made flashcards, it is likely there are could be more stuff, especially when I am teaching my own kid. 🙂 So here […] Read More

Hanyu Pinyin – When It Is Important and When It Is Not

It is important to know Hanyu Pinyin if you are learning Chinese. It is the romanised form of Chinese writing, which you need to know […] Read More

Number Bond Diagramme

I made this number bond diagramme quite a while back when I was teaching #3 Number Bond.  Number Bond concept is a very important topic […] Read More

Chinese Lapbook – Panda

Two pandas has arrived in Singapore on 6 September 2012. They are on loan from the People’s Republic of China and this is the first […] Read More

Two Kinds of Chinese Flashcards

To teach young children Chinese, we often use flashcards.  There are all kinds in the bookstores.  Generally, they can be catogorised into two kinds : […] Read More

Chinese Calendar Time

We do not speak a lot of Mandarin at home, so my kids have very little exposure to telling days and time in Chinese, except […] Read More

Teaching Children How to Write Chinese Characters

To teach our children how to write Chinese characters, teachers always get the kids to do writing practice, also known as 写生字 or 习字.  It […] Read More

Teaching Volume & Capacity

  If I pour water from one container to another, do I now have more/less water than before?   To adults, this is really a […] Read More

Books and Youtube

Since I started teaching #3 at home, i have grown to love Youtube.  Youtube was great but now it is even better.  I used to […] Read More