Picking up chinese language again after years of not touching it 🤷🏻♀️🤷🏻♀️
Starting from the bottom again (as I ever levelled up 🤣) - using my old Textbooks, so I will review each chapters and write down the vocabs + grammars/?
Help Lulu choose and put on the right shoes 👟👞👡in this fun interactive bilingual book! Little hands get to practice their fine motor skills while learning about self care! 💖 scan the QR code to listen to audio reading in both languages !
👗👚 🎀 Lulu’s Clothes - a bilingual interactive book to learn all about choosing and putting on clothes! Help Lulu pull the zipper or tie an apron! Scan the QR code to listen to audio recordings of the story in both languages💫!
Lulu’s Lunch - A Bilingual interactive book about a little girl’s food adventures. We think this is perfect to help little ones explore different food textures & tastes! 🌽🍳🥦 🥨🥪🍝🧀🍗🍓 Scan the QR code to listen to audio recordings of the story in both languages!
🎄 Lulu’s Christmas is here! A fun and interactive bilingual book we highly recommend! Join Lulu in decorating the Christmas tree, wrap presents, put icing on a cake, build a snowman and more! 🤩Scan the QR code to listen to audio recordings of the story in both languages!
🛎 Christmas Salt Writing! ✍🏼 Perfect sick day learning activity. The paper bells have Chinese characters that are just common words that my daughter wanted to learn to write. Although she learned how to read them a long time ago, this activity can help with reading, too. All you need is:
1️⃣ Tray - I like providing a square tray so that it’s like a square Chinese writing grid, but you can use a baking dish or pan or whatever you have at home. Regardless, my daughter likes to try to fit more than one character in there as you can see in my stories lol.
2️⃣ Salt - Just add food coloring & mix!
3️⃣ Stick - We used a chopstick to simulate writing with a pencil as I didn’t want her to write on the tray since we use it for other things
Videos in my stories! I think the crunch of the salt helps to commit each stroke to memory! Plus it saves paper! 🙌🏼
四 (Four) Character Printable uploaded!
Swipe ⬅️ to view all spreads!
(Download link in bio ⬆️, or here: https://www.pandacubstories.com/tribe-resources/ )
New printable for the week is out! I’ll be making the individual character printouts (for the make your own Chinese 字 📚activity ) available for FREE on the panda tribe library! (Everyone who joins our mailing list gets free access ^__^).
ABOUT: 我的漢(汉)字/MY CHINESE CHARACTERS ACTIVITY: *
I began creating these printouts for my students who are interested in creating their own books (collected in a binder), personalized to their own learning pace and content! 🤓👩🏻🏫🎨📚✏️ (In my experience, this activity works well with children age 5+ )
P.S. if you’ve used this and had good (funny? Awesome?) results, tag us @pandacubstories.com! I’d LOVE to feature some student work:) *
😍We absolutely adore this gorgeous magnetic Mandarin characters set with radicals in 6 colours🎨. You can build up to 804 simplified characters using all the individual pieces! Also comes with a 40 page booklet of characters and phrases (pinyin included). Now that’s a winner! 🎖
🎄Christmas down under is festively hot because Summer Days and Nights are here! ☀️We really love this sweet book about all the fun activities little ones get to do in Summer. Each book comes with a little cute letter too! Pair it up with our Pictograph flashcards to learn summer themed words in Mandarin💕☀️
It's Monday! Are you hungry?⠀
Tofu • 豆腐 dòufu⠀
Tofu (or bean curd) is a delicious ingredient made of soy - and its Chinese name is easy to remember, because it sounds very similar (English name is a loan word).⠀
Some popular dishes with tofu:⠀
🌶️麻婆豆腐 mápó dòufu - Mapo tofu
🏠家常豆腐 jiācháng dòufu - Home-style tofu
🍧豆腐花 dòufu huā - beancurd jelly⠀
😷臭豆腐 chòu dòufu - stinky tofu⠀
Which tofu dishes have you tried?
🌈As bright and fun as it is, The Mixed Up Chameleon is actually a really beautiful & meaningful story that encourages children to appreciate their own unique individuality. 💕Because we are all special in our own ways🧒🏽👧🏼👦🏻👱🏼♀️🧑🏾👧🏻💕
🌈 Fun Rainbow Chameleon art using paper plates and paint! 💫Reposting this creative activity idea from tippytoecrafts.blogspot.com & greatbeginnings.com.au. Method: 1️⃣Take one paper plate and paint it as many colours and patterns as you like. Let your creativity fly!
2️⃣On another plate, take your pencil and draw a chameleon shape. 3️⃣With your scissors or craft knife, cut out the chameleon. Leave a tab so that a googly eye can be attached.
4️⃣Glue the back of the googly eye and stick it to the tab.
5️⃣Place the plate with the chameleon cut out on top of the painted plate. 6️⃣Then take a paper fastener and fasten the plates together.
7️⃣Now spin the top plate and watch your new friend change colours and patterns!
Tones in #Chinese making you feel 😱? No need!
Because you know what? You use them in English too!
No more worrying about how to get your Chinese tones right with this super easy and insanely useful trick! 💪
Link in the bio ☝️ to learn it!
Not a big fan of giant giraffes? No worries 😉 What about “Small world play” instead? So.. who will get a Taste of the Moon? 🌙Read to find out how this sweet little story ends! Perfect addition to bedtime stories 😴💕
Last word this week is easy:⠀
Pen • 笔 bǐ⠀
It sounds just like the letter 'B' in the English alphabet, and refers to all kinds of writing tools from brushes to pens & pencils - so you might want to specify it further:⠀
✏️铅笔 qiānbǐ - pencil⠀
🖊️水笔 shuǐbǐ - pen (general)⠀
🖊中性笔 zhōngxìngbǐ - gel pen⠀
🖊圆珠笔 yuánzhūbǐ - ball pen⠀
🖌画笔 huābǐ - painting brush⠀
Which one is your favourite?
Christmas is at the corner~ Considering giving yourself a gift? Reserve an amazing trip to Taiwan for Chinese learning! CLD 2019 Chinese Language program is open for application now!!
It's Thursday, and it's time for us to travel together! Our next stop is in Europe:⠀
Austria • 奥地利 Àodìlì 🇦🇹⠀
When we hear about Austria, the first thing that comes to mind is its beautiful capital - Vienna (维也纳 Wéiyěnà), followed by Zaltsburg (萨尔茨堡 Sàěrcíbǎo). Then, it’s hard not to think of fine arts (美术 měishù), and Austria’s famous artists (艺术家 yìshùjiā) and composers (作曲家 zuòqǔjiā). Last but not least, we can’t help dreaming of Wiener Schnitzel (维也纳炸牛排 Wéiyěnà zhà niúpái)!⠀
If you are from Austria, say hi in comments✌️⠀
And if you’re not, please share: what comes to mind when you hear about 奥地利 Àodìlì?