I was organizing our digital photo album earlier today when I spotted a couple of videos of “Georgia” reading or speaking Chinese from ~ 3 years old to 8 years old. I put those videos together with the more recent ones, to give fellow parents some idea as to the pace that she was learning Chinese, which may be instructive to fellow parents. I hope this is helpful.
This is my sweet “Georgia” “reading” with our first au pair at 3 years old. How quickly a child grows up!
Here is Georgia reading a story book at ~ 5 years and 10 months old:
Here is she reading first grade textbook at ~5 years and 11 months old:
Here is she reading a story book at 7 years and 3 months old, at which time she already started reading comics without zhuyin: 這時侯她已開始看沒注音的漫畫。
Here is she reading second grade textbook at ~ 8 years and 2 months old:
Here is a reading of Bambi storybook at ~ 8 years and 3 months:
Here is Georgia reading third grade first semester textbook at ~9 years and 6 months old, at which time she can read the Chinese edition of Magic Tree House at about 800-1,000 characters a minute. About a month later, she read the Chinese edition of the first book of The Chronicle of Narnia without zhuyin.
This is Georgia reading third grade social study textbook this week at ~ 9 years and 8 months old:
Finally, here are some readings or recitation at ~ 9 years and 10 months old:
Originally published in 1-2016, revised 3-2016.