Matching Characters Activity

Matching Characters Activity

希望我們在這裏分享的各種遊戲能帶給孩子學習的歡樂,也帶給你更多的家庭教學靈感。大家發到【講媽 ⦁ 講爸】Facebook 群組 的孩子學習照片為我們帶來很大的鼓舞。要是你還未加入我們的大家庭,那就要趕快去看看喔!

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This week, we’re back to matching characters. For younger children, matching is a helpful way to learn characters. Matching characters to pictures is also a wonderful way to learn, too.

ACTIVITY OF THE WEEK

Using clothespins or similar materials, you can combine simple matching with different tactile materials to assist your child with remembering characters.

WHAT YOU NEED 道具
  • 思展閱讀練習卡 (或自製字卡) Basic Chinese 500 Study Cards (or make your own), separated into nouns, verbs, and adjectives.
  • Wooden clothespins, tokens, bottle caps, cards, etc.
  • Pens
  • A4 sheet of paper

Optional materials: laminator and laminating sheets if you want your materials to last longer, whiteboard, dry erase marker

HOW TO MAKE 準備
  • On an A4 sheet of paper, write a bunch of different characters all over in varying sizes and colors. If you are using clothespins, make sure you write the characters on the edge of the sheet.
  • On the wooden clothespins or bottle caps, write the same characters (one on each)

Alternative options: You can also write with a dry eraser marker on a whiteboard or laminated sheet. If the characters can be represented by a picture (eg: a mountain for 山), draw the picture on the sheet instead.

ACTIVITIY 1 - Matching Characters
(age 3+, single/multiple player)
HOW TO PLAY 玩法
  1. Place the sheet in front of your child along with all the pins or bottle caps.
  2. Have your child match the pins by clipping onto the sheet or by placing the bottle caps on top of the matching character.

Multiplayer version: Have multiple sheets and bottle caps and they can do the activity at the same time. Or, the kids can work together on the same sheet. Or, you can have only ONE set of pins/caps and whoever makes the most matches wins.

Alternative ideas: If the children are older, you can add a timed element to the game. They can have 30 seconds to match as many as they can. Or you can have more characters on the sheet of paper. Or you can have more characters on the sheet than pins or vice versa.

玩遊戲
Let's play

我們希望能看到你的孩子做這些遊戲的照片或影片,也希望能聽到你的意見或提問。更歡迎加入我們的【講媽 ⦁ 講爸】Facebook 群組,我們等你喔~

We would love to hear your comments and see pictures of your kids doing the activities. Make sure you join our Sagebooks HK Parent Support Facebook Group and share with us!

HOMESCHOOLING TIPS

閃卡看起來很有效,但要孩子真正掌握到生字,還是要靠對上文下理的理解。對不少家長來說,用閃卡讓孩子操練看起來很有效,家長用起來也簡單有把握。

但別忘了:認字的最終目的是要會閱讀文章、理解整個故事的情節文理,而不是要認出所有的閃卡。因此,即使孩子認讀閃卡有困難,也別擔心。也許他看故事時反而更能理解。而你最終就是希望他能閱讀和理解,不是嗎?

Flashcards are great – but context is better. It is really tempting to drill our children with flashcards because it seems to be a concrete way to see progress.

However, we need to remember that the point of knowing the characters is to be able to read in context and not to know the flashcards as an end result. So, if your child isn’t great at flashcards, don’t worry. They may do better with actual reading (and ultimately, that’s what you want).

Like this tip? Join us in our Facebook Group and meet other parents who are teaching their kids Basic Chinese 500 at all different ages and levels.

我們會經常為大家探討漢字和語文的課題。
要是你有特別的相關課題希望我們探討,歡迎您告訴我們。

We discuss Chinese language and culture related topics on a regular basis.
If you would like us to discuss certain topics about Chinese, please let us know.

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Many parents are already part of our Facebook Group. If you’d like to take advantage of the collective wisdom of your fellow parents, please join us.

We’d love to hear from you.

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Sagebooks Hongkong promotes independent reading and life-long learning by nurturing the child’s confidence, autonomy and self-teaching abilities. Since 2006. Find out more About Us.

© 2020 Sagebooks Hongkong. All rights reserved.

Sagebooks Hongkong promotes independent reading and life-long learning by nurturing the child’s confidence, autonomy and self-teaching abilities. Since 2006. Find out more About Us.

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