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Recognizing Chinese Characters through Montessori’s 3 Part Lesson

Date: May 3, 2013 Author: Jing Wang Categories: Montessori Inspired

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Age: From 2-5 years old

Activity Duration: 5 – 10 minutes

Objective(s):
1. To teach the concept of Chinese characters.
2. To teach reading

Materials:
1. 1 container with some papers
2. 1 marker
3. 1 tray

 

 

Directions:
1. Ask your child what character he would like you to write.

2. Write it on piece of paper

3. Teach using the Montessori 3 part Lesson method:

  • Step 1: Point to the Chinese character and read it to your child. For example, say “This is sun.”
  • Step 2: Say the Chinese character and ask your child to point it out. Example, “Show me the character ‘sun’.”
  • Step 3: Point to the Chinese character and ask him what it is. For example, ask “What is this character?” Your child should say ‘sun’.

Tips:
If your child can’t remember the Chinese character, you can use baby sign language to give them a hint.