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Chinese Numbers Worksheet

This Chinese numbers worksheet is to practice writing numbers 1 through 20 in numerals and Chinese characters. Designed for preschoolers to 2nd grade, but great for any beginner. Read More

Taiwanese Films in the New York Film Festival 2020

Looking for weekend movie night options? The 2020 New York Asian Film Festival (NYAFF) brings us 51 films this year, running from August 28th through September 12th. Seven of the selections are Taiwanese films. Watch online at home ala carte, or all the films with the season pass. Read More

Talking C-Pen Chinese Flashcards

The C-pen Chinese flashcards are a great resource for parents that do not speak Chinese, or like me are not fluent Chinese speakers. With just one tap of the C-pen your child can learn the proper pronunciation of Chinese characters. On the back of the card is the definition of the character, an example phrase, and the stroke order for writing practice. Read More

Ciaohu Magazine for Kids

After months of debating I finally invested in a Ciaohu subscription. My kids are excited each month when a box arrives in their name. See what comes each month and how to place an order. Read More

How to Add Zhuyin to Websites

Do you ever wish you could implant a microchip in your brain and instantly be able to read as many languages as programmed? Until then we can make reading Chinese for newbies a little easier with the technology available now. Here’s how to add Zhuyin (aka Bopomofo) to websites using a Chrome extension. Translating Chinese to English isn’t always accurate, add Zhuyin instead and make it possible to shop Chinese sites, read news, and use educational websites. Read More

Create a Homeschool Space for Free

Learn how I created our homeschool space for practically free. We will be spending a lot of time here playing, creating, building, learning, laughing, and making happy memories. Read More

Reading Strip DIY and Sagebooks Update

If your child is reading the Pinyin in Sagebooks instead of the Chinese characters, you may want to try a reading strip. Reading strips can make reading easier by reducing visual stress. Cover up the Pinyin and English translation to help focus on the Chinese characters. Read More