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

Memory Game Template

I’m in the process of converting a few toys into Chinese learning tools. My sister found this Melissa & Doug matching game at the dollar store, probably due to the typo on one of the inserts. I’m sharing the memory game template in an editable Microsoft Word format and a free printable PDF file of the Read More

Magic Fizzy Chinese

Making magic fizzy Chinese characters was a blast for both kids. They love messy hands on art and science activities and I was able to combine both into this activity. This is similar to salt painting but less wasteful in my opinion because we can use the old baking soda that’s probably been sitting in Read More

Halloween Mandarin Learning Activity

Ok, here goes my first ever post! I found this banner kit at Micheal’s (for 50% off!) and created a worksheet and flashcards to turn our DIY session into a Halloween Mandarin Learning activity. I’m SLOWLY working with my 4 yr old son and 2 yr old daughter to learn Traditional Chinese characters. The graphics Read More