Make your own puzzle

遊戲 學中文 : Make your own puzzles

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!

ACTIVITY OF THE WEEK

We’re creating puzzles this week! Like all our activities, you can make this activity as hard or as easy as you need to for your child.

WHAT YOU NEED 道具
  • 8×11 sheets of paper (or smaller if you want)
  • Sharpie or thick marker
  • Scissors
HOW TO MAKE 準備
  • Write a large version of the character you want to use
  • Cut up the paper into shapes and pieces

Alternate Ideas: You can have your child cut the paper into different shapes

Quick Tip: You can make the puzzle harder or easier depending on what shapes you choose as well as how many and how large the pieces are.

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ACTIVITIY 1 - Making puzzles
(age 3+, single player)
HOW TO PLAY 玩法
  1. Show your child the character/puzzle in its entirety first.
  2. Mix up the pieces.
  3. Have your child put the puzzle together.
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Alternate Ideas: If you have multiple children, you can have them race to see who can put together a puzzle the fastest.

Quick Tip: If it’s too hard for your child to do at first, you can spread out the pieces in roughly the same shape as the actual puzzle and then have your child put them back together. You can see an example of that in the first video.

Below, there are four videos of different shapes. You can see which ones are easier or harder for my 4 year old son. But don’t worry about the shapes so much. It’s a very easy to make activity so if you find that your child thinks it is too hard or too easy, you can make another version really quickly.

Making puzzle #1
Making puzzle #2
Making puzzle #3
Making puzzle #4

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

Repeat characters your child is having trouble remembering.

Most people are tempted to endlessly drill characters their children are having difficulty recalling, but that is not the purpose of this tip. This is to use muscle memory to bridge between the parts your child knows and the parts they don’t know.

For example, say your child is having a hard time with 在 (/zài/ exist, be alive) in the sentence, “你的家在山下.”

Usually, we would probably drill 在 until both we and our child are annoyed because they still can’t recall 在. This is because they haven’t connected the new character with the characters they already know.

So, here is what you can do:

  1. Have your child repeat 在 a few times.
  2. Then have your child repeat 在山 a few times.
  3. Then have your child repeat 家在山 a few times.
  4. Repeat the process by adding the previous character one at a time until they can read the full sentence without stumbling.

This feel so tedious, but it works really well!

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.

更多教養支援 SUPPORT FOR YOU

很多家長都已是我們 Facebook 群組【講媽 · 講爸園地】 的成員。歡迎你也加入我們,一起互相鼓勵和支持,共同為孩子的學習而努力。

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.

© 2020 Sagebooks Hongkong. All rights reserved.

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