Lego building 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!

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 Chinese character learning activity capitalizes on the love many children have for Legos. As it always is with our character “writing” activities, this will be much easier for older children. For your younger kids, you will either have to provide an example or simple characters for them to copy.

ACTIVITY OF THE WEEK

Your child will be forming Chinese characters using Lego blocks (or similar types of building blocks). You can use Duplos for younger children, but be aware that the final result will be very big!

WHAT YOU NEED 道具
  • Legos, Duplos, or similar types of building blocks
  • Lego/Duplo building plates
HOW TO MAKE 準備

這是一個由孩子自己動手做的遊戲,所以你不需要預先做準備,只要把材料備妥就可以了。

Once again, the activity is the making so you don’t have to create anything in particular for your child other than providing the materials.

ACTIVITIY 1 - 造字遊戲 Creating Characters Activity
(age 3+, 1 player)
HOW TO PLAY 玩法
  1. 由孩子用 Lego 積木砌出一個字。可以做平面的,也可以做 3D 立體的喔。
  2. 完成了一個字,再做另一個字。
  1. Have your child form a character using Lego blocks. You can choose (or alternate) between having your child build the character flat on the building plate or creating a 3D model of the character.
  2. Once the character is formed, you can move on to other characters.
ALTERNATIVE WAYS TO PLAY 玩法變化

正如我們的其他遊戲一樣,你可以讓幾個孩子一起玩, 增加趣味。(要是孩子太好勝,也許就不要讓他們比賽)。

Just like our other character creating activities, you can try the following ways to play with multiple kids. (Although, if your children tend to be ultra-competitive, you might not want to go down that route.)

  1. 比賽誰最快完成一個字。
  2. 限時,看誰能做最多。
  3. 看誰能猜到最多另一個人所做的字。
  1. See who can form a character first.
  2. See who can create the most characters within a time limit.
  3. See who can read the most characters someone else makes.

提示:可以由你寫一個字讓孩子做,也可以先做一個 Lego 字然後讓孩子照做。

Note: You can either provide written or completed examples for your younger children to copy.

My 8.5 year old child was much better at this activity than my 5 year old (for obvious reasons). I figured my children would prefer to do the flat lays, but I was surprised at how reluctant my oldest was to do anything at all. But eventually, he joined in. None of them wanted to do the 3D models and mostly, they chose to do easier characters. However, I am confident that if I proffered an appropriate bribe, they would be more willing to do harder characters.

See if you can guess what characters my kids chose to make.

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

記住:每個孩子都不一樣

每個孩子都是一個獨立的個體,因此各自有自己的學習方式、速度、記憶。就算這是老生常談的事,可是卻是事實。也不要將自己的幾個孩子互相比較,因為時間往往會讓你覺得年長的孩子小時候比較容易教。

孩子不管學甚麼,認讀也好、其他事情也好,最怕就是被與其他人相比,特別是覺得自己比不上的時候,馬上就會喪失了學習的興趣。而你自己要是這樣拿孩子來相比,也會讓自己容易心急或生氣。因此,即使當你心中在想「為甚麼XX可以做到,你卻學不會」,盡量不要說出來,而是要讓心中的批評話安靜下來

This tip may seem to be common sense parenting – but it’s especially hard when you’re going through Sagebooks with your younger children. No matter how hard you try, you cannot help but mentally compare your kids with each other. Even if your memory is terrible, you still have a general sense of how things went with the older kids and time always makes things seem rosier than they were.

Few things will turn a child off of learning Chinese characters like the sense of being compared (and unfavorably, at that) with other kids. Plus, you’ll just make yourself angry and impatient. Resist the temptation to say anything out loud and try as hard as you can to silence your inner critic.

Remember: each child is different. Their learning styles, speed, and retention will vary because they are unique individuals. It seems trite, but nevertheless, still true.

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.

© 2020 Sagebooks Hongkong. All rights reserved.

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