17 June 2012

Chinese learning website - 悟空识字

Here's another fun interactive website for learning Chinese for young children. 

You need to create a free account and you/ your child can play to learn. You can upgrade to a paid version later if you like it.

It is designed to be a learning program for pre-schoolers till Pri 1 (China standard). You can select a level that is suitable for your child and number of words to learn each day.

There are several stations to go through, starting from 花果山 at the bottom right corner everyday. 

Children get to read the famous Chinese deification story - 西游记, and at the same time, learn Chinese words through the interactive activities that are included in between the story. 

Happy learning! 

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Welcome to Happy Cottage!

I started 开心屋 - Happy Cottage because I have 凯 and 欣 in the house. Together they are the 开心 (sounds like) team.

Mommy loves Chinese language and is a big fan of Chinese story books. Thus the kids often receive interesting children Chinese story books from mommy. Many of the children Chinese story books are so beautifully drawn and well written that I like to read them myself.

Learning and loving the language is not an easy task in Singapore as our environment is not condusive enough for such learning. Thus I believe I have to create such an environment at home. Through daily communication in Mandarin and regular reading of the Chinese materials, I hope to cultivate their likings for the language. You can find many of the books in the Book Store.

Besides introducing children Chinese story books to you, I would also like to share some learning resources and tips on the usage of the language here. I've met some parents, in their best attempt to communicate with their kids in Mandarin, misread some words or used an incorrect sentence structure. You can find the information in the tabs above.

So, why is this blog written in English? I know of many parents who have kinda lost touch with the language. If I were to share in Chinese, then it may not be as effective.

Do come back often for more updates.