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! Read More

Apps For Kids With Touch Audio

In this post I am sharing three reading apps for kids with touch audio feature. I have selected Little Chinese Readers, Storyworld, and Joyreader because they specifically offer the touch audio feature in their stories. At our current reading level we can keep reading the free stories on Joyreader. I have a free subscription for Little Read More

Get 40% Off Storyworld

As a special promotion for Chinese New Year, Storyworld is offering a 40% discount on any yearly subscription package. Code MM40CNY is valid from 1/30/2019 until 2/05/2019. Once the promotion ends, please enjoy 20% off with code MM20YR. About Storyworld Storyworld is an interactive learning-through-stories language tool for children two years old and up. Their Read More

Chinese Food Cart

Seems like social media is all abuzz about Chinese New Year and the excitement is contagious. This year, I’m giddy to say we will be in Taiwan for the holiday festivities. While everyone is preparing with decorations and cooking, I am teaching my kids the characters for our favorite foods by creating a Chinese food Read More

Learn Chinese Watercolors

Here’s a fun and easy Learn Chinese Watercolors art activity. Watercolor painting is fun for kids and adults. Many people find painting relaxing. Plus you can finally make use of that white crayon! Set up for this activity is quick. Using the white crayon, write a Chinese Character on the paper. Start painting and the Read More

Storyworld

The Storyworld learn Chinese app is exactly what I’ve been searching for. While preparing vacation without the kids, I started looking for Chinese reading apps they could use without me. There are many apps and podcasts for audio stories but not many options for reading. I tested several reading apps. Some wouldn’t even open for me Read More

Decipher Chinese

Decipher Chinese allows you to learn Chinese by reading news articles specifically written by teachers. I find this learn Chinese app easy to use. The interface is straightforward and intuitive. It’s a no frills app but loaded with just the right features for beginners. The articles are short and mostly about Chinese culture with some world Read More

Chinese Character Pancakes and Recipe

Kids love to learn Chinese with Chinese Character Pancakes. What kid doesn’t like pancakes?! Making pancakes from scratch is just as easy as making them from the box but they taste so much better! My son has been helping me make pancakes since he was about 2 years old. It’s messy but that adds to Read More

Chinese Character Fun with UV Pens

We are traveling and my plan to bring the C-Pen didn’t work out since the shipment was delayed. I had to scramble for ideas on how to keep my kids entertained on our long cross-country flight. While brainstorming I remembered a bath activity my son loved that used a black light and glow paint. So I Read More

Theme Song to A Love So Beautiful

I love, love, love the song “我多喜歡你 你會知道” by Wang Jun Qi. It is the theme song to A Love So Beautiful, currently available on Netflix. There are also several websites where you can watch for free. Since my marathon of the show, I find  myself singing this song to my daughter all the time. It’s got an Read More