Using salt to teach your child how to write Chinese

Using salt to teach your child how to write Chinese

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!

Thanks for following along with all these activities. We hope they’ve been fun for your children as well as given you some ideas of how to make learning a little more active.

ACTIVITY OF THE WEEK - Using salt to write Chinese

ACTIVITY OF THE WEEK - Using salt to teach your child how to write Chinese

This week, we’re focusing on writing characters. As you have probably experienced either yourself or seen it happen with your children, writing characters repeatedly on worksheets have a limited value and children often balk at the work.

Hopefully, your children will enjoy this activity a little bit more than just writing on worksheets.

Quick Tip: Your child may be tempted to just play with the salt/sand instead of write Chinese. That’s ok. Just let them play for a bit. Then try to have them write Chinese again.

WHAT YOU NEED 道具
  • Big pan or tub/box
  • Salt/sand/flour
  • Chopstick or unsharpened pencil or stick
  • Alternate materials: baking soda, vinegar, food coloring, dropper
HOW TO PREPARE 事前準備
  • Pour out just enough sand/salt/flour to cover the bottom of the pan
  • Choose 1-6 characters for your child to practice and lay them out on a white board, flash cards, or a sheet of paper where your child can see it.
ACTIVITIY 1 - Writing Chinese Characters in Salt/Sand
ACTIVITIY 1 - Write Chinese Characters in Salt/Sand
ACTIVITIY 1 - Writing Characters in Salt/Sand
(age 3+, single players)
HOW TO PLAY 玩法
  1. Have your child practice writing in the sand/salt until they want to stop.
  2. Repeat until you are done with all the characters you want to use.
ALTERNATIVE WAYS TO PLAY 玩法變化
  • Instead of a stick and sand/salt, you can use fingers. Or, you can get use a pan full of baking soda and color vinegar with food coloring and use the dropper to write the characters.
  • Quick Tip: If you do decide to go the baking soda and colored vinegar route, make sure you do it in an environment where you don’t mind getting messy. Actually, if you do any of this activity, make sure you’re ok with it getting messy!
Writing Characters in Salt/Sand
Writing Characters in Salt/Sand

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

文章內容圖像提示對加強孩子的漢字記憶能起很大的作用。

記憶,是一件很奇妙的事。一些小東西往往就能勾起我們的回憶。對孩子來說,兒歌插圖、甚至是氣味,都可以通過聯想而加強他們的記憶。當你結合思展圖書課文中刻意埋藏的種種提示,就可以有效幫助孩子記認單字:例如可以細看圖畫中發生的故事,聯想一下接下來會發生甚麼,這就會勾起他的回憶。要是孩子對句子中某個字感到陌生,可以翻回最初教那個單字的那課,看看那個九宮格裏的大字。往往只要能看一眼原來的那個大字就已經足以讓孩子想起那個字了。

Use context and visual cues to help your child remember characters.
Memory is a funny thing and can often be triggered by songspictures, and even smells. Use all the cues in the Sagebooks to help your child remember the characters. Have your children look at the engaging illustrations to guess what will happen or jog their memory. If your child is having difficulty recalling a character in a sentence, flip back to the chapter introducing the character. Often, seeing it in its original context or sentence will remind your child what the character is.

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

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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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