A warm welcome to Lah Lah Banana.
This blog shares reviews, ideas, and resources we’ve discovered to encourage a love for Chinese literacy with my three kids. It is mainly targeted at families in Singapore who want their children to be bilingual in Mandarin; it’s written for families where English is the dominant or only home language (as it is with ours).
All reviews are based on our family’s honest personal experience of raising bilingual children as monolingual parents. I’m not affiliated with any businesses, and I’m not trying to sell anything, nor do I earn anything from this blog. I just want to help others. And if it helps you, I’m overjoyed.
If this is your first visit, the list here contains the main resources we have used to get to fluency.
Thanks for landing here and journeying with me.
Most Recent Blog Posts
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Book Review: Squid for Brains Chapter Books
This review looks at the Squid for Brains Readers (also called Mandarin Chapter Books) published by none other than Squid for Brains. These are different from the…Keep reading
Ting xie word lists and apps for Singapore curriculum
This post has links to all the wordlists I have created which align with the MOE Primary Chinese curriculum 欢乐伙伴. They’re ready-made in Skritter and ready for…Keep reading
Best Children’s English Composition & Creative Writing Books
Great companion texts to encourage English compositions and creative writing, which will work in an Asian context too.Keep reading
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