Sagebooks is a hefty investment. Here are some resources to help you stay on course!
Tips to be green and save green:
- To save ink, print in fast mode with black ink only.
- Print on both sides of the paper.
- Print on recycled paper.
- Make these reusable with sheet protectors and save paper.
- Conserve! Don’t print the sheets for characters your child already knows!
Articles About the Sagebooks Curriculum
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. Continue Reading
Feed the Frog Game to Learn Chinese Characters - It’s cold, rainy, and we are all recovering from the flu… still… since Thanksgiving day. Being stuck at home is making all of us stir crazy. One day there was a gnat trapped inside (like us!) and my son was chasing it around the apartment. That’s when I got the idea for the Feed the Frog Game to Learn Chinese Characters. My 3 year old daughter loves to read. She loves reading Sagebooks and even brings them to me for… Continue Reading
Done with Sagebooks 1.1 - My first Sagebooks blog post was exactly 1 month ago! I am happy to share that we are FINALLY done with Sagebooks 1.1. This is the first book of 25 books and we have a long way to go. 臭雞蛋’s Progress My 2 year old daughter is our little bookworm. Her brain has an amazing ability to retain everything. Another mom taught us 瓢蟲 (ladybug) when we saw one at the park a few weeks ago. She still remembers even… Continue Reading
Flashcard Game - My kids are loving this flashcard game! They didn’t even know I was tricking them into learning Chinese characters. They were just excited that I asked them to run indoors! Last week, Betty from Chalk Academy posted a photo of a game her 5 year old daughter made up. All you need to do is create a circle with flashcards. One player sits in the middle, another runs around the circle until the seated player says, “stop!” It’s similar to… Continue Reading
Sagebooks Intro: Sagebooks are Magic! - I did it. I finally gave in and purchased Sagebooks. With the high price tag it took a lot of consideration. How can Sagebooks charge so much for these books?! The answer is: Sagebooks are magic, sorcery even! Why are these books magic? Because they got my uninterested 4 year old interested in learning Chinese again! Our Chinese Learning Background Ours is a familiar story. I’m a second generation Taiwanese now learning Chinese along with my newly 5 year old son… Continue Reading