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Chinese New Year song Xin Nian Hao

Date: February 9, 2014 Author: Jing Wang Categories: Chinese Cultures & Traditions, Chinese New Year, Students in Actions

At last Friday’s toddler classes, we sung one of Chinese New Year songs together. As all the lyrics in the song are Chinese, I thought it might be tricky for kids to follow it. So we used parachute to make it fun while we were singing the Chinese song.            …

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Learning Chinese characters through drawings, pictogram, imagination & logic

Date: February 5, 2014 Author: Jing Wang Categories: Chinese characters, Students in Actions

I have found that children enjoy learning Chinese characters by grouping similar characters together. They use their imagination and logic to decipher their meaning. Yes, Chinese characters are quite logical. This Monday, at The Montessori Place after school Mandarin club, I shared some ideas of how to read, write and remember 9 new words and…

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