Chinese Character Activities - Guessing Trace

Chinese Character Activities – Guessing Trace

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!

We hope you have been finding these activities and tips helpful and fun. We certainly have been enjoying your pictures and feedback in our Sagebooks HK Parent Support Facebook Group. If you haven’t checked us out there yet, please take a quick second to join!

This week, the activity might cause a lot of giggles for children who are ticklish. Hopefully, they will have a good time, too.

ACTIVITY OF THE WEEK

There really isn’t much prep this week. All you need is your finger and perhaps, a few characters from which to choose.

ACTIVITIY 1 - Tracing
(age 3+, single/multiple player)
WHAT YOU NEED 道具
  • Your finger or chopstick
  • Your bodies
HOW TO MAKE 準備
  • No set up or prep work this week!
HOW TO PLAY 玩法
  1. 1) Choose a character (either from cards or from your brain) and write the character very slowly on your child’s back or hand.
  2. Have child guess what character it is.
  3. After two guesses, tell them the character and move on.
  4. Take turns and/or choose another character.

Quick Tip: For younger children, you can have a selection of 3 character cards set in front of them. Tell your child that you will be writing one of those characters on their back. That way, it’s a bit easier for them to identify. For older children, you don’t have to give them a selection from which to choose. This is a little bit harder and makes them work a little more.

ALTERNATIVE WAYS TO PLAY 玩法變化
  1. Instead of drawing on your child’s back or hand, you can also draw in the air. You can also use a chopstick/stylus if your finger doesn’t make a “sharp” enough impression.

  2. If you want to make the game more competitive, you can have kids take turns guessing characters and receive a point per character they guess correctly. Also, if your first child cannot guess the answer, try on the next child to give them a chance to “steal” the point.

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

動覺學習是指孩子運用自己的身體和實際活動去學習,而不是一味坐着看書或聽課。有時,不管怎樣用閃卡等操練都無法讓孩子記牢的內容,一個簡單的動作或一首兒歌反而能讓他們印象深刻。

例如,有些老師在教普通話的四聲調時,會讓孩子擺動頭部配合:第一聲,不動;第二聲,將下巴向右上角提;第三聲,用頭部畫個「V」字;第四聲,向右下角點頭。

這類動作在幫助大腦神經建立新連結之餘,還讓孩子在置身有趣的動作或美工活動的同時不自覺地學習。越來越多學校課程設計引入了遊戲、唱遊、美工等是有道理的喔。

Kinesthetic learning is a learning style that uses your child’s body and physical movement to learn lessons instead of sitting down and reading or listening to a lecture. Sometimes, a simple movement or song will aid as a cue for memory more so than any amount of time drilling with flashcards.

For example, some schools teach children to use their bodies when they are learning the different tones in Mandarin. If a character is the first tone, they don’t move. For the second tone, children lift their chin and move their head up and to the right as if they are writing the tone mark with their heads. For the third tone, children move their head in a checkmark, and for the fourth tone, children move their head down and to the right.

Other than helping our children’s brains make new and different connections, these activities are also fun and hide learning under the guise of movement or crafts. There’s a reason why many schools include physical movement, songs, and crafts in their programs!

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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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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