How to Teach a Toddler Chinese

Reader Martina shared one article with us I would like to share with you as well. The article “How to Teach a Toddler Chinese” briefly provides some hints for “determined parents” to lead their children towards Chinese fluency. In detail, Choose Dialect. Well, Cantonese is more widely spoken because the first immigrants who founded Chinatown in most places in the world were from the coastal areas in China, mostly, Canton Province. That is why Cantonese is widely spoken outside of China. However, Mandarin Chinese, as the official Chinese, is the one spoken and understood in and outside China. Especially the highly educated new immigrants all have learned it in school. So, indeed, this is a fundamental point: choose Mandarin, not Cantonese. Learn Chinese. The article encourages parents to learn Chinese as well. Well, I don’t how realistic it can be, but in long time, it will be beneficial for the children. Plus, parents do not want the kids to have their own “secret language” which they don’t have a clue, right? Entertainment Can Be Education. I fully agree on this. Toddlers are like sponge, they absorb everything they are exposed. Play is for sure the best learning way; educational videos can be really helpful too. Limited time of exposure to TV/videos is actually beneficial if the content is monitored. Animations are great for the little ones to repeat and...

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