World Cup & Rainbow Loom Chinese Vocabulary List

Do you know what is the easiest way to get your kids to pick up Chinese vocabulary?  Read widely, yes, but I think a lot […] Read More

How To Choose A Reading Pen

 This is by no means an authoritative guide to choosing a reading pen.  Nevertheless, having owned and used one for three years, from a user’s […] Read More

A Painless Way to Practise Chinese Comprehension

Most primary school children taking Chinese as a subject have problems with two main areas : 1. Composition – I will talk about this another […] Read More

Primary 4 & Primary 1 Chinese Vocabulary Test Lists

It is exam week now and this is a last minute sharing of files.  I have created Test Lists of all the Chinese vocabulary words […] Read More

Hanyu Pinyin – When It Is Useful and When It is Not

One of my pet peeve is that most of the Chinese stories books sold in Popular are annotated with Hanyu Pinyin. When I was selling […] 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

Teaching Hanyu Pinyin and Hanyu Pinyin Flashcards Printable

I have created a set of Hanyu Pinyin flashcards which I am making available for all to download.  The cards are meant to be big. […] 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

How To Plan to Utilise Assessment Books

Every year, I buy assessment books and every year, I end up with some that my children don’t use or don’t finish. At the end […] Read More

How to Buy Assessment Books

This is the time of the year when parents receive next school year’s booklist and head off to Popular or the school’s bookshops to purchase […] Read More

My Favourite Mathematics Manipulatives

I use mathematics manipulatives a lot to teach mathematics at home.  For very young children, who are very tactile and visual, the best way to […] Read More

Bilingualism : A Case Study of My Kids

My three kids have very different experience in learning Chinese and their language proficiency is very different as a result.  Same parents, different kids, different […] Read More