This post compares the different schooling approaches to learning Chinese in Singapore (local school vs bilingual immersion), and how this translates into learning outcomes from a native-speaking perspective. It also lists good bridging books to encourage bilingualism and biliteracy.
Maggie and I met online. After chatting, we couldn’t help but realise how similar we are, yet so different when it comes to raising bilingual children. We’re like role reversals – an Aussie mum in Asia (that’s me) and a Chinese mum (Maggie) in Australia, each is doing the same thing – raising bilingual girls and blogging about it. Read more…..
Top recommendations for books, apps and learning resources to help your child learn Chinese
Youdao Smart Pen translates any printed text effortlessly and fluently from Chinese into English and vice versa – and it does it miles better than Google Translate.
A comparison of prices for Children’s Chinese books bought directly on Taobao versus through agents; and a guide to show how to order items from Taobao for those of us that cannot read Chinese.
Co curricular activities which are taught in Chinese are great ways to give your children more language exposure…. learn about great music, dance, drama and art classes conducted in Mandarin in Singapore.
How I taught my eldest daughter to read 1300+ Chinese characters within 6 months, as non-Chinese speaking parents.
List of books which are compatible with Luka Reading Companion, split by age groups.
Review of Luka Hero and comparison with the original Luka Reading robot. Luka Hero can read Chinese children’s books, and recognise any written Chinese characters, including handwriting. Click to learn more!
A quick comparison of five series of Chinese readers for children, to help in your journey of finding books for beginning readers. Compares Le Le, Sage, Scroll, Si Wu Kuai Du, and Pan Asia.