Oh Life The English version of Chinese song Later

Oh Life The English version of Chinese song Later

Do you know that some popular Chinese songs have their English versions too? Sofia Kallgren, the Swedish singer, re-sings several Chinese songs in English. Life is one of them. It is a song sung by Ruoying Liu, named “LATER”, which was popular in China for...
Picture Book in Chinese: Rosie’s Walk in Chinese

Picture Book in Chinese: Rosie’s Walk in Chinese

Picture books is a great way to introduce reading to children. There are many excellent English picture books now available in Chinese. Rosie’s Walk is one of them. This is a very simple (yet surprisingly sophisticated, from a humorous point of view) story. A...
How not to discourage children from reading Chinese books

How not to discourage children from reading Chinese books

First of all, we should keep in mind: all children love books by nature. The reading journey starts from being read to by parents, to reading together, to finally reading independently. The beginning of the journey, esp. the journey of Chinese reading, requires...
BBC Chinese New Year Documentary Series

BBC Chinese New Year Documentary Series

Chinese New Year, or Chinese Spring Festival is the biggest celebration for Chinese people. People travel from everywhere in the country back home to get together with families to celebrate it. Here I would like to share with you a 3-part series of documentary videos...
Craft Ideas for the Year of Monkey

Craft Ideas for the Year of Monkey

Feb 08 starts the Chinese New Year of Monkey. Monkies are lively, smart and sociable, so are the people born in the year. Here I would like to list some simple craft ideas for children to celebrate its arrival. 1. Toilet Paper Roll Monkey 1 What you need Old Toilet...
Supplies for Chinese New Year and Culture Celebration

Supplies for Chinese New Year and Culture Celebration

There are many occasions we celebrate Chinese culture and traditions. Chinese new year, also called Spring Festival, is a great chance. International Day is another great event. China study is for sure the 3rd opportunity to embrace Chinese culture and traditions to...
How to Write Monkey in Chinese

How to Write Monkey in Chinese

2016 is going to be the year of MONKEY in China. Do you know how to write 猴(monkey)? Follow this clip and learn to write it in the right stroke order.
4 Strategies for Successful Chinese Learning

4 Strategies for Successful Chinese Learning

It is hard to believe 2015 is nearly over. When you look back, don’t you feel that this is a year full of action, achievement and good time? When I sit down to think of the resolutions for the next year, I ask myself what I have done right this year and what has...
The 7 Popular Eucational Supplies for Chinese Teaching and Learning

The 7 Popular Eucational Supplies for Chinese Teaching and Learning

Every few months we’d like to report back to the Chinese4kids community the popular educational supplies which we have found useful in teaching and learning. Today we are going to take a look at the top educational supplies which can help set up an effective learning...
Jingle Bells in Chinese

Jingle Bells in Chinese

Christmas is coming. There is nothing better than singing into the holiday season, don’t you agree?Let’s learn a Christmas song: JINGLE BELLS in Chinese! Jingle Bells in Chinese Lyrics...
Winter Theme Word Wall Words in Chinese

Winter Theme Word Wall Words in Chinese

Recently I have posted a short survey, “What is the most struggle for your child to learn Chinese?“. From all the responses I have received, Hanzi, Chinese writing and Chinese reading are the major areas which require more guidance and support. Chinese...
Where Do You Need Help for Your Kids’ Chinese Learning?

Where Do You Need Help for Your Kids’ Chinese Learning?

Chinese is not an easy language to learn. Compared to English, Chinese learning materials and support are also limited. It is often to see frustrated parents and teachers for trying to keep their kids stay interested and motivated and therefore achieve their learning...
When is the right time to introduce Mandarin Chinese

When is the right time to introduce Mandarin Chinese

Children have the most potential learning languages. They remember everything they are told to and they repeat what they hear, even without fully understand what it means. Some experts say children who start learning a language before the age of 5 are more likely to...
Halloween Flashcards and Quiz in Chinese

Halloween Flashcards and Quiz in Chinese

One of the most exciting festival for kids is around the corner — Halloween is coming! If the kids know some of the words in Chinese, it would make it more interesting. Here I want to share with you the flashcards as well as a small fun quiz to test if the...
A Brief Introduction to Beijing Opera

A Brief Introduction to Beijing Opera

Bejing Opera (京剧 Jīngjù) is one of the most beautiful forms of art in China. It combines singing, acting, acrobatics and face painting. It is quite different from western operas because it requires the performers to master the following key skills: singing,...
Chinese Animation: Three Monks

Chinese Animation: Three Monks

“三个和尚”(Three Monks) is a classic story in Chinese. Long time ago, there was a temple on top of a mountain. There is a river at the foot of the mountain. At first, one monk moved to live in the temple. He had to fetch water every day from the river. Later, another monk...
Autumn Theme Word Wall Words in Chinese

Autumn Theme Word Wall Words in Chinese

The falling leaves, abundance in food, richness in colors and the beautiful but a bit chilly weather all tell us that Autumn has arrived. It is a really interesting theme for children to learn. What are the things we often see in Autumn, leaves, apples, pumpkin,...
Should children learn how to write Chinese characters

Should children learn how to write Chinese characters

As Chinese has become one of the most popular foreign languages in the world, more and more people are learning Chinese. Most of the learners, however, all face a common issue: Remembering Chinese characters is not easy; writing the characters is a even harder chore....