It’s my final blog post for the year! As always, the entire month before Christmas will be dedicated to a social media free Advent period. Given there is still time to buy Christmas presents, this post very quickly lists out some things to consider to put Chinese into the gift list, especially focused for theContinue reading “Christmas gifts for preschoolers 2022…. with a Chinese literacy twist!”
Creative ways o encourage your child to write more in Chinese, from apps to smart pens, and magnetic tiles.
This review is of a bridging book set 朱尔多日记 (Zhū ěr’s Diary), which is ideal for middle-to-upper primary school readers. My daughter borrowed it recently from the library. Until that point, I really thought we’d heard of most of the better known early chapter booksets from mainland China, especially those written in diary format, but apparentlyContinue reading “Book Review: 朱尔多日记 Zhu Er’s Diary”
A smart digital pen which teaches a child how to WRITE Chinese characters using traditional pen and paper.
The Power of the Earth 地球的力量科学绘本 is a book set for children who are nature lovers, geographers and mathematicians. See what it’s all about!
This post is a review of iFlyTek Alpha Egg Reading Pen T10 – a handheld multi-language dictionary and translating pen. It can scan just about any printed text and give an explanation or translation. The Alpha Egg T10 is designed to be kid-friendly and allows the user to accurately and quickly translate from/to different languagesContinue reading “Parent Review: Alpha Egg Dictionary Pen T10”
Le Le flash cards are designed to reinforce learning from the Le Le Reading System.
In edu-tech, nothing stays still. This post is a round up of the new entrants and major upgrades that have happened in the Chinese Learning Apps for Kids space during first half of 2022. The exciting part is that there are some small “mumtrepeneur” businesses, along with homegrown Singaporean startups, that are now rivalling theContinue reading “New Chinese Learning Apps for Kids in 2022”
Review of what it’s like to be part of the Dim Sum Warriors Bilingual Club, where Chinese is learnt through creativity, stories, and doodling.
What is Maomi Stars? Maomi Stars is a Chinese literacy app for children, perhaps an equivalent to the English kindergarten literacy apps like Starfall, ABC Mouse or Reading Eggs. It’s been meticulously researched, and tested on children, and offers several great advantages over other Chinese learning apps out there. My kids have road-tested A LOTContinue reading “Maomi Stars: review of the best Chinese literacy app for preschoolers”