One of my plans for this year is to teach my son how to speak and write in Chinese, from scratch!
Eight months have passed and I’ve actually did nothing about it. I feel so bad. So, I went to Popular book store to get some Chinese workbooks for Little Edison.
I can speak Chinese well, but I can’t write them. I studied in Malay – English medium school when I was young. I took some extra classes on Chinese Language, but I can only read minimal Chinese words. I have to rely on han yu ping ying to read them now.
I started my first attempt to teach Little Edison to write in Chinese last week. I can’t believe it – the first obstacle came as soon as I flipped to the first page! The VERY first page where we need to write our names, to be exact. I can’t even write my son’s name in Chinese (don’t laugh, okay!).
That was my first problem. I learnt to write his name from the Husband.
We proceed to the second page. He learnt to write the basic strokes of Chinese characters – “Heng”, “Shu”, “Dian”, “Gou” etc. It was a good practice and he enjoyed it too.
I should start buying more Chinese educational products now. My colleague recommended to me Shine Kids Book Store. It’s an online shop with a wide variety of Chinese books. I’ve yet to order anything from them but I plan to do so when I have time.
Do you have any good recommendation for Chinese educational products? I love to hear some ideas from you.