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不好意思想要請問一下~ 您所說的”補”, 是怎麼補呢?
我知道很多人用 sage 500 著手, 那之後呢!? 用康軒嗎?
我覺得最困難的如何有系統及記劃按 schedule 持之以恆
Thank you for your comment. ”補” = 要幫小孩加強語文的人用任何可行的教材來加強，依人而定，但學校課本朗讀念熟，順是最基本的，中英都ㄧ樣。
I read the letter you drafted under the tag “letter-to-parent”. It is quite impressive that you can quantify the time your children spent on learning Chinese daily in a very logical way. I am an adult immigrant. However, given circumstances, I would give your “open the gap” strategy a try to see if my children can keep up Chinese learning, mainly, until they are roughly about 8-9 years old. Like you hiring a Chinese tutor, if they have difficulties catching up their English in the close-the-gap stage, I may try hiring an English tutor to help them as needed, as I don’t think I have that high level of confidence in teaching them English, compared to teaching them Chinese as your guess. I have been buying Chinese books crazy to increase their conversational vocabularies, including scientific/engineering encyclopedia (since they both can’t read yet). However, so far, I have not found a systematic way to teach them read/learn Chinese words on a regular basis. That is why I got anxious to find “right” and “good” materials to teach them to read/learn regularly since my older child is reaching to his 5-6 year old stage. It will stay on trying 康軒 first to see how it works out. Thank you again for your time and valuable suggestions and experience sharing with us. We will probably talk again soon. Thank you.
As a side, I am buying this now, as it is relatively cheap, newer version, with reading pen/CD. I guess this is also good for them to increase their Chinese scientific terminologies and vocabularies.
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Yes, that DK series seems to be pretty good. I thought of getting it at one point. Your kids probably won’t get much use out of it for a while. I recommend that you start working on teaching zhuyin and basic characters, get/use the textbook/study guides previously mentioned, and gets lots of story books. Songs and other components of CLE are obviously important too. It takes dedication and conviction for the parents to see this through. Good luck and let me know when difficulties come up.
When did you start teaching your daughters read the words, i.e. character recognition? My son is three now. We read a lot of books in both Mandarin and Cantonese. Every time we start reading, I point to the title and read the characters one by one. He seems to enjoy reading very much. Other than a few simple characters that I taught him earlier, I found out that he also recognizes some high frequency words, such as 的，爸爸.
I’m debating if I should start teaching him to read with a more organized way with a curriculum like Sagebooks now. Or we just read and read more now and wait until he is 4 or so to start more formal Chinese lessons.
Hi Jenny. We were more about establishing our CLE (Chinese language ecosystem) back then. I did do flash cards early on for my elder daughter but not as much for my younger daughter. We (or least the au pairs) did do more general reading and story telling early on but it was less about formal reading lessons. We probably didn’t start formal studies till 5 or close to 5. There are obviously more than one way and really depends on your son’s interest and acceptance level. You can try whichever way as long as your son remains interested.
Story telling at 3
The following are general statements, and not particularly addressed to you. I think that, from 3-6 years of age, having plenty of opportunities to play, hear, and talk in Chinese with more fluent or native speakers are more important than all these reading lessons, hands down. Those are the foundation of a strong reading program later on. Parents whose child interacts most of time in English during those years can expect slow progress in their reading program later on, unless they take drastic actions later on.