Videos and PDF for books 7 and 8 of the level 1 Chinese leveled readers are here! There are a total of 108 books and they become increasingly more difficult with each book. I have made videos for books 7 and 8 in Mandarin audio with Chinese and English text. Watch and download these 2 new little books here.
Book 7 尾巴 Tails
Book 8 小海龟 Little Sea Turtle
The Wheels On The Bus
The Wheels on the Bus,
公车 上 的 轮子, is a popular Western children song, and now you can learn to sing it in Mandarin. This is a great song loved by kids of all ages even as young as a few months old! Children love to add verses and act out movements when they sing the song. With its highly repetitive and catchy tune, learning it in Chinese will be so fun! Watch my video along with vocabulary flashcards and activities here to learn how to properly pronounce the lyrics, recognize the characters, sing in Chinese, and of course act out the movements.
Videos and PDF for books 4-6 of the level 1 Chinese leveled readers are here! There are a total of 9 levels with 12 books in each level, making it a total of 108 books. These books become increasingly more difficult as the levels get higher. I have made videos for books 4-6 in Mandarin audio with Chinese text. Videos for books 5 and 6 also have English text. Download these 3 little books here.
Book 4 “苍蝇苍蝇快走开” Go Away Flies
Book 5 老虎 “Tiger” with English
Book 6 熊熊 “Bear” with English
Some of my favorite holidays are in June. The big ones that I celebrate are 6/1 儿童节 ér tóng jié Children’s Day (celebrated in China), 6/21 端午节 duān wǔ jié Dragon Boat Festival Day, and 6/21 父亲节 fù qin jié Father’s Day, and 6/21 我的生日 wǒ de shēng rì my birthday (click here for complete list of June holidays). I especially enjoy celebrating Father’s Day, because it is a celebration of all that a father does for his family. To celebrate this special day, my weekend Chinese students created an accordion styled Chinese greeting card for their Dads. The words on the card say 献给世界上最伟大的爸爸 xiàn gěi shì jiè shàng zuì wěi dà de bàba which means “For World’s Greatest Dad.”
Take a look at some photos of these beautiful handmade Father’s Day cards. Notice how students chose different illustrations to represent their dads. Click here to view some of my other Chinese projects.
This is a large list of June holidays in Chinese. All the words are in annotated English just move mouse/finger over a Chinese word.
It is not easy finding good quality leveled books in Mandarin for kids. I will be creating videos for 9 sets of leveled books used in China for young children learning to read. Each level has 12 books with 108 books total. These books become increasingly more difficult as the levels get higher. Currently, I have made videos to the first 3 books in level 1. You can view the videos of the first 3 books below. Download the PDF of these 3 little books here.
Yesterday I received a request via Facebook for a Chinese version of the picture book, The Kissing Hand. This book brought back many fond memories of when I used to teach Kindergarten. I always read The Kissing Hand on the first day Kindergarten class to help my young students feel safer being in school without their parents. I would then have each child make a kissing hand of their own by tracing their own hand print for their parents, because Kindergarten parents can also get lonely and scared too. I would also make a large class quilt of each child’s hand and hang it up. My young students loved looking at each others’ hand prints, and it made my classroom feel warmer and cozier too.
The Kissing Hand is a picture book about a racoon named Chester. School is starting in the forest, but Chester Raccoon is scared to go. To help ease Chester’s fears, Mrs. Raccoon shares a family secret called the Kissing Hand. Chester’s Mom helps him feel loved and secure by kissing the center of his hand. She reminds Chester that her love is always with him, and if he should feel scared or lonely simply hold the hand to his face and he will feel her love. Enjoy this book in annotated simplified Chinese here.
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Mother’s Day Shadow Box Craft
Recently, I started teaching a Chinese Sunday class. I have the pleasure of working with some of the brightest, sweetest, and most enthusiastic learners ever! I look forward to Sundays to learn Chinese through various fun games and activities. I love it because I can be creative as a teacher.
For this Mother’s Day, I had students create 3D flower shadow boxes. We made 3D flowers with different types of fabric, felt, sequins, and buttons. On the back of our shadow box, we wrote heartfelt letters in Chinese. Check out some of my students’ amazing creations. For more arts and craft ideas in Chinese please check out some of my other class pages.
Chinese language learning should extend to other core subjects as well like Math and Science. Download 32 pages of math practice all in Chinese from my Subscriber Download Page. This math packet is suitable for young kids. Also the password for the Subscriber Download Page will change on May 16, the new password is on the page. Thank you!