Is reaching Chinese fluency a realistic goal for non-native children?

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.

The truth of raising bilingual children by two mums

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 apps, books, blogs and learning tools for kids learning Chinese

Top recommendations for books, apps and learning resources to help your child learn Chinese

How to help a child read Chinese (when you can’t speak it yourself)

How I taught my eldest daughter to read 1300+ Chinese characters within 6 months, as non-Chinese speaking parents.

Book Review: Tatsuya Miyanishi’s Tyrannosaurus Series

These books aren’t your typical dinosaur books for boys. Yes, they have bold illustrations and dramatic plot lines, but behind this are sentimental stories which touch on the ability to love, forgive, share friendship, and be one’s true self. Great for reading together – it’s Luka compatible for audio, and there’s Chinese and English version.

Le Le Chinese Review 樂樂文化 : Chinese Reading Pen and Character Learning System

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.

Being an expat at local school in Singapore

What it is like as an expat in a local Singapore school? Is it stressful?
What is it like to learn Chinese? Here’s our experience.