As a Chinese proverb says “好的开端是成功的一半” (A good beginning is half a success), we want to get ready for the beginning of the new school year. Apart from back to school ideas , let’s have a look at some supplies you’ll find useful for creating an exciting Chinese learning experience for your kids.
Note: all the supplies listed here are from Amazon so to make it easy for you to purchase. The links are affiliate links. Click on the images to visit the product pages.
Chinese Writing Notebooks
Learning Chinese needs practice. Blank Chinese study writing notebooks are essential to have for anybody who studies Chinese. There are different types of notebooks for students at various levels and serve for different purposes. You can find all sorts of notebooks from Chinese Study Books. Below you can find some samples of each type.
Reusable Chinese Character Practice
Reusable Chinese character practice cloth is super useful – kids can practice writing Chinese characters and then erase them for re-write. Here are some products you may find useful.
Teagas Reusable Chinese Calligraphy Brush Water Writing Magic Cloth for Chinese Calligraphy Practice
Chinese Character Blocks, Domino, and Magnets
Kids’ Chinese-Magnetic Poetry Kids
Pretend games, or role plays are great for kids to act out what they learn. To make pretend games realistic, we need some supplies. There are a lot of toys available in general educational/entertainment categories, so I’m going to only introduce Chinese food and cooking here.
For Educators and Homeschoolers
Teachers and parents need some simple but cute supplies to make Chinese learning fun. Here are some ideas:
Motivational Stamp Set
Magnetic Dry Erase Labels – Reusable Strips for Classroom Home Office
Chinese Traditional Games for Chinese Classroom, or Learning Corner
It’s always a good idea to have some Chinese traditional games available in your classroom or Chinese learning corner at home. Playing the games help expose your kids to Chinese culture and tradition, which is part of the learning experience. You will find the following games both entertaining and educational.
Chinese Strategy Chess Game – Weiqi
Dictionary Pen Scanning Translator Language Learning Device Voice Translation Instant Reader for Chinese Learners Portable
Other Fun Little Things
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