Learning Chinese at primary school level as a mother tongue is not the same as in pre-school. It quickly goes from being a fun and immersive approach, into an academic structure – but there are some very simple ways which we found to help stay on top of this.
The eTutor pen can read popular children’s Chinese magazines and fortnightly publications which many Singaporean primary schools subscribe to, such as 好朋友 (Hao Peng You), 知识报 (Zhi Shi Bao), 知识画报 (Zhi Shi Hua Bao), 新朋友 (New Friends), 新天地 (New World) and 新列车 (New Express), etc. For us, this was the main reason we bought the pen.
Le Le Chinese is a series of highly-engaging children’ books which taught my child to read 1300+ characters in a fun way! It comes with a pen which can read the individual chinese characters.
My daughter is learning mandarin as her mother tongue, despite no parent or grandparent speaking it. So here’s sharing a few interesting “robots” that are helping us out.