Advanced games to learn emotions

In a previous post, we focused on activities that were more appropriate for younger children or new Chinese learners. This post will focus on a little more advanced Chinese because we will be integrating all the skills we have been using in previous activities such as storytelling, drawing, and writing.

ACTIVITIES OF THE WEEK

Most of these activities are geared toward older children - but like for our other activities, we can scale them back for younger ones. Just make appropriate adaptations.


Emotion Storytelling (age 5+, single or multiple players)

 WHAT YOU NEED 道具 
  • Sheets of paper
  • Pen/Pencil
 HOW TO PREPARE 事前準備 
  • Prepare different “emotion” cards for your child to use as a prompt
 HOW TO PLAY 玩法 
  1. Offer your child three prompts from which to choose. Have them tell or write a short story that features the emotion they choose.
  2. If there are multiple children, you can have the children agree on which emotion to choose. Then, have each child tell one line of the story and continue around the room until the story is done.
 ALTERNATIVE WAYS TO PLAY 玩法變化 

Depending on your child’s age, you can increase or decrease the difficulty level of the activity by taking the following steps:

  1. To make it easier, you can have your child tell you the story or draw a picture instead of writing it.
  2. To make it easier, you can have the story be shorter instead of longer.
  3. To make it more difficult, you can ask your child to incorporate more than one emotion.
  4. To make it more difficult, you can use more complex emotions like disgust, loneliness, jealousy, etc.

Emotion Story Drawing (age 3+, single or multiple players)

 WHAT YOU NEED 道具 
  • Sheets of paper
  • Pen/Pencil
 HOW TO PREPARE 事前準備 
  • Prepare different “emotion” cards for your child to use as a prompt
 HOW TO PLAY 玩法 
  1. Offer your child three prompts from which to choose. Have them draw a picture of a time when they felt a particular emotion.
  2. After they draw the picture, have your child describe the picture and scenario to you.

 ALTERNATIVE WAYS TO PLAY 玩法變化 

Depending on your child’s age, you can increase or decrease the difficulty level of the activity by taking the following steps:

  1. To make the activity easier, your child doesn’t have to describe the picture to you.
  2. To make the activity harder, you can ask your child to draw a comic style picture instead of just one picture. (Please refer to one of our previous post on comics-related activities to draw inspirations)
  3. To make the activity harder, you can ask your child to incorporate more than one emotion in the picture. Have there been times when they felt more than one emotion at a time?

Emotion Idiom Matching Activity (age 5+, single or multiple players)

 WHAT YOU NEED 道具 
  • Sheets of paper
  • Pen/Pencil
 HOW TO PREPARE 事前準備 
  • You can draw different images to represent feelings, or just regular faces on cards.
  • If you are stuck, there is a wide range of readily available emojis that you can use as a source of inspiration.
  • Write Chinese idioms that match the emojis. For your reference, you can look at our previous article about EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE.
  • Please feel free to download a reference sheet of some common Chinese idioms on emotions.

       

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 HOW TO PLAY 玩法 
  1. Mix up the Idiom/Phrase cards and give a set of the emoji cards to each child playing.
  2. Flip over an idiom/phrase card. See who can choose the matching emoji card first. Whoever is fastest gets the point.
 ALTERNATIVE WAYS TO PLAY 玩法變化 

Depending on your child’s age, you can increase or decrease the difficulty level of the activity by taking the following steps:

  • To make the activity easier, the children don’t have to compete against each other.
  • To make the activity harder, you can include more cards.
  • To make the activity harder, you can have your child do the “opposite” emotions instead.
  • If your children vary in ages, you can give handicaps to the older children. For example, every TWO cards counts as one point.

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!

TIP OF THE WEEK

Keep the target in mind.

With regards to Chinese fluency and literacy, what is your ultimate goal? Why is that important to you? If you keep these reasons at the forefront of your mind, it will be easier to persist when things are hard or your schedule makes working on Chinese a hassle.

Also, remember that you’re allowed to change your mind. Your goals can change depending on your family situation. Give yourself grace to adapt and adjust – whether it is de-emphasizing Chinese or increasing time spent on Chinese. There is plenty of time.

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Games to learn emotions 認識情感

As we mentioned in a previous post, teaching our children to express their emotions in Chinese can help develop their fluency and emotional intelligence. In this post, we are going to share some activities that will teach your children some basic and slightly more complex emotions.

ACTIVITIES OF THE WEEK

Most of these activities are for younger children. If your child is older but doesn’t know the Chinese terms for emotions, they should pick them up fairly quickly.


Emoji Memory Activity (age 3+, single or multiple players)

   

 WHAT YOU NEED 道具 
  • Sheets of paper
  • Pen/Pencil
 HOW TO PREPARE 事前準備 
  • You can draw different images to represent feelings, or just regular faces on cards.
  • If stuck, there are a wide range of readily available emojis as your source of inspiration.
  • Write the emojis' corresponding emotions on separate cards.
  • Feel free to download the activity sheets to help you get started (both traditional and simplified Chinese versions provided).

 

 HOW TO PLAY 玩法 
  1. Mix both the emojis and the vocab cards together and have them face down.
  2. Have your child flip over two cards. If they match, they can go again. If they do not, it’s the next person’s turn.
 ALTERNATIVE WAYS TO PLAY 玩法變化 

Depending on your child’s age, you can increase or decrease the difficulty level of the activity by taking the following steps:

  1. To make it easier, you can write the vocabulary at the bottom of the emoji cards so your child can also match the characters.
  2. To make it easier, you can use fewer cards.
  3. To make it more difficult, you can use a LOT of cards.
  4. To make it more difficult, you can use more complex emotions like disgust (討厭), loneliness (寂寞), jealousy (妒忌), envy (羨慕), etc.

Emoji Matching Activity (age 3+, single or multiple players)

 WHAT YOU NEED 道具 
  • Sheets of paper
  • Pen/Pencil
 HOW TO PREPARE 事前準備 
  • You can draw different images to represent feelings or just regular faces on cards.
  • If stuck, there is a wide range of readily available emojis as your source of inspiration.
  • Write the emojis' corresponding emotions on separate cards. You will need a set of the vocabulary cards for each child playing.
  • Feel free to download the activity sheets to help you get started.
 HOW TO PLAY 玩法 
  1. Mix up the Emoji cards and give a set of the vocab cards to each child playing.
  2. Flip over an emoji card. See who can find the matching vocabulary card first. Whoever is fastest gets the emoji card. Whoever collects the most emoji cards wins.
 ALTERNATIVE WAYS TO PLAY 玩法變化 

Depending on your child’s age, you can increase or decrease the difficulty level of the activity by taking the following steps:

  1. To make the activity easier, you can simply teach your child what the emojis are called and have them say the emotion depicted on the card.
  2. To make the activity easier, the children don’t have to compete against each other.
  3. To make the activity harder, you can include more cards.
  4. If your children vary in ages, you can give handicaps to the older children. For example, every TWO cards counts as one point.

Emoji Guessing Activity (age 3+, multiple players)

 WHAT YOU NEED 道具 
  • Sheets of paper
  • Pen/Pencil
 HOW TO PREPARE 事前準備 
  • Write the different emotions on cards
 HOW TO PLAY 玩法 
  1. Have one child choose from the deck of emotions, without letting the others see the card. If your child cannot read, you can include a picture representing the emotion instead.
  2. Have the child act out the chosen emotion in front of the other kids.
  3. The other kids have to guess what the emotion is.
 ALTERNATIVE WAYS TO PLAY 玩法變化 

Depending on your child’s age, you can increase or decrease the difficulty level of the activity by taking the following steps:

  1. To make the activity easier, you can have pictures of the emotions on the cards along with the actual vocabulary terms.
  2. To make the activity harder, you can add more complex emotions such as disgust, loneliness, etc.

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!

TIP OF THE WEEK

Find out what motivates your child and use it as a reward.

Sometimes, we’re told that we shouldn’t reward our children for doing something they should be doing anyway.

However, isn’t life full of doing things that we consider a duty? Things don’t always have to be so serious. There’s nothing wrong with giving our kids little “wins” when they do something they don’t particularly want to do.

How can you apply this to reading Sagebooks or doing Chinese homework?

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Story telling activities to boost Chinese ability

A few weeks ago, we tried out some activities to help our children use stories to improve their Chinese skills. This week, we will be using different aspects of storytelling to help kids with their observational skills about life, people, and their surroundings. You can also tie these activities in with our previous article about using observation skills.

ACTIVITIES OF THE WEEK

Most of these activities are engineered in such a way as to make the Chinese seem like an “afterthought.” The goal will be to teach children how to use their actual life and environment to mine details for a story - but in Chinese. If this is beyond your children’s Chinese abilities or vocabulary, it’s a good way to teach these skills in English and then teach your children the words they need in Chinese.


Observational Chinese Story Prompt Activity (age 3+, single or multiple players)

 WHAT YOU NEED 道具 
  • Sheets of paper
  • Pen/Pencil
 HOW TO PREPARE 事前準備 
  • If you don’t want to do this at home, you can take your kids to a park or a place with lots of people (or even a museum)
 HOW TO PLAY 玩法 
  1. Ask your child to look around their surroundings and have them point out things they find interesting. If they don’t know the words in Chinese, provide them the words.
  2. Depending on your child’s ability, ask them to explain to you why they find it interesting. Is it something they don’t see often? Find funny? Scary?
  3. Remember to have your children use all their senses. What do they see? Hear? Touch? Taste? Feel (as in emotions)?
  4. After they have pointed out a few things from their surroundings, ask your child to create a short story from the interesting things.
 ALTERNATIVE WAYS TO PLAY 玩法變化 

Depending on your child’s age, you can increase or decrease the difficulty level of the activity by taking the following steps:

  1. The younger your child, the fewer observations you can ask from them (although you may find that they’re the most observant!).
  2. To make it easier, you can provide tiny prompts as they’re telling the story. (Eg: Tell me a story about what you see.)
  3. To make it more difficult, you can ask your children to WRITE down the story in addition to telling you the story.
  4. To make it easier, you can ask a series of questions and have them answer one question the questions and have it count as the story.

Descriptive Object Story Activity (age 3+, single or multi players)

 WHAT YOU NEED 道具 
  • Random objects for your child to observe and describe
  • Pen/Pencil
 HOW TO PREPARE 事前準備 

         

 HOW TO PLAY 玩法 
  1. Place the objects in front of your child.
  2. Ask your child to describe the object to the best of their abilities.
  3. Using the descriptions your children have come up with, see if they can transfer the descriptions to other things (Eg: a tall tree can become a tall person)
  4. Ask your child to tell a story using the descriptions.
 ALTERNATIVE WAYS TO PLAY 玩法變化 

Depending on the age of your child, you can increase or decrease the difficulty level of the activity by taking the following steps:

  1. To make the activity harder, you can ask your child to transfer the descriptions onto other things in their story - or even have them try antonyms. Ask the kids what kind of objects would be the OPPOSITE of what they just described.
  2. To make the activity easier, you can have your child tell the story using the object they just described.
  3. To make the activity easier, you can use fewer objects. To make it harder, add more objects.
  4. To make the activity easier, you can give your children hints of prompts to get them started.
  5. To make the activity harder, choose objects that have no discernible relations and have your child make something up based on that.
  6. For multiple children, you can either have them write individual stories or have them write a story together.
  7. To make it more difficult, you can ask your children to WRITE down the story in addition to telling you the story.

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!

TIP OF THE WEEK

Remember: opportunities to teach Chinese are everywhere.

Our daily lives are a font of rich vocabulary if we just slow down enough to remember. Children are constantly asking questions, making random jokes and observations about their inner and outer lives. We can take advantage of their natural curiosity.

If you already know the terms in Chinese, simply provide them for your children when the topics come up. Explain things in Chinese first. If you don’t know the terms, develop the habit of pausing and then looking up key terms in a dictionary. Then explain what you can in Chinese and sub in English for the parts you don’t. Or, just use the key Chinese terms and explain the rest in English.

But in general, mine your daily lives for the words you can teach your children. After all, if you use it daily, your children will have a better chance of recalling and using the terms in the future.

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Tell me a story… games to step up kids’ Chinese

As we mentioned in a previous post, you can use the art of storytelling to help your children learn vocabulary as well boost comprehension. The activities in this post are going to require your children to use many different types of skills, too. You may even find them similar in concept to the activities we created for the comics.

ACTIVITIES OF THE WEEK

Most of these activities are geared towards taking the idea of a story and helping your children tell either their own stories or retell stories they’re familiar with.


Story Prompt Activity (age 5+, single or multiple players)

 WHAT YOU NEED 道具 
  • Sheets of paper
  • Pen/Pencil
 HOW TO PREPARE 事前準備 
  • You can use prompt lines or illustrations from the Basic Chinese 500 lessons.
  • Draw 2-6 lines for your kids to write a story.
 HOW TO PLAY 玩法 
  1. Read a short prompt (or ask your child a question). For example: What did you do in school today? Where do you want to go on summer vacation? Retell me the story of Cinderella.
  2. Depending on your child’s ability, ask them to write the story in their own words. If they don’t know a word, either ask them to write it in pinyin, or allow them to use your phone or a dictionary to see how to write it.
  3. When they’re done, have them read the story out loud.

 ALTERNATIVE WAYS TO PLAY 玩法變化 

Depending on your child’s age, you can increase or decrease the difficulty level of the activity by taking the following steps:

  1. The younger your child, the fewer sentences you require.
  2. To make it easier, you can provide a story they can retell. The more familiar it is, the easier it will be for them to retell.
  3. To make it easier, you can ask them a series of questions and have them answer them one by one to tell the story.
  4. To make it more difficult, you can provide only 1-3 word prompts instead of asking questions.

Story Book Activity (age 4+, single or multi players)

 WHAT YOU NEED 道具 
  • Sheets of paper with either pre-printed/drawn pictures (you can either copy or draw your own. You can also try to do it with the Bunny's Adventure Comics.)
  • Pen/Pencil
 HOW TO PREPARE 事前準備 
  • Optional: draw speech bubbles for each character in the panel
 HOW TO PLAY 玩法 
  1. Give your child all the sheets with pictures/illustrations.
  2. Ask your child to tell a story based on the illustrations and to write a sentence or two at the bottom of the picture.
  3. Staple all the pages together and have them read their “book” out loud to you.
 ALTERNATIVE WAYS TO PLAY 玩法變化 

Depending on the age of your child, you can increase or decrease the difficulty level of the activity by taking the following steps:

  1. To make the activity harder, you can include more scenic pictures vs illustrations with action.
  2. To make the activity easier, you can have very obvious actions in the pictures so that your child can simply tell you what is happening in the pictures.
  3. To make the activity easier, you can use fewer illustrations. To make it harder, add more illustrations.
  4. To make the activity easier, you can put the pictures in chronological order (or choose illustrations that can be put in chronological order) and have your child tell a story based on that.
  5. To make the activity harder, choose illustrations or pictures that have no discernible order and have your child make something up based on that.
  6. For multiple children, you can either have them write individual stories or have them write a story together.

Story Telling Activity (age 3+, single or multi players)

 WHAT YOU NEED 道貝 
  • Story prompts or a story ideas
 HOW TO PREPARE 事前準備 
  • Make sure you choose a story your child is familiar with, so that they feel comfortable re-telling it.
 HOW TO PLAY 玩法 
  1. Ask your child to tell you a story based on the prompts (eg: if the prompt is “dog,” have your child tell a story about a dog or has a dog in it) or re-tell you a story they’re familiar with (eg: Cinderella or Jack and the beanstalk).
 ALTERNATIVE WAYS TO PLAY 玩法變化 

Depending on the age of your child, you can increase or decrease the difficulty level of the activity by taking the following steps:

  1. To make the activity harder, you can add more prompts for your child to include in the story.
  2. To make the activity easier, you can have your child re-tell a story they know instead of creating their own story.
  3. To make the activity interactive (and potentially hilarious), you can have the children take turns telling ONE sentence of the story and have the kids build on each sentence.

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!

TIP OF THE WEEK

Don’t forget: Nonfiction counts as stories, too.

How things are made, how things work, biographies, current events, and so many subjects can be told in story form. Use these more specific topics to introduce specialized terminology about the world we live in.

Why is nonfiction important? While learning about witches and dwarves and fairies might be more interesting, it’s a lot less useful in everyday life. Medical terms, country names, and even famous people – these are used a lot more in daily living and will prove to build confidence and competence in your children.

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對稱的配對遊戲 – 挑戰3D運用

動物的天性對於對稱的事物有種偏好。在昆蟲和鳥類世界,它們築的巢就能帶給我們不少對稱的例子。

人類同樣地追求事物的對稱平衡,一點也不奇怪。古今中外的例子不勝其數:在我們的身邊,大多數的建築物 - 大至廟宇禮堂、大橋;小至門、窗,都是對稱的;在我們的日常生活中,衣服鞋襪是對稱的。

透過神經科的實驗,我們知道幾個月的寶寶就開始發展這方面的認知了:4個月大的女嬰已開始對相同但對稱的圖象關注和感興趣。

美國史丹福大學 (Stanford University) 2015年的一項實驗顯示,對小學生進行圖象對稱的訓練可以加強他們數理 (例如負數) 和掌握抽象概念的能力。

和對稱練習相關的另一個腦內活動是 心理旋轉  (mental rotation) ,即是我們在大腦中對圖象或物體進行2D或3D旋轉的想象過程。這種能力讓我們能將現實抽象化。例如:你有一隻寵物小狗,即使它不在你面前時,你的腦海中也可以浮現它的映像。

心理旋轉是指:

  • 一個物體可以在我們的腦海中形成一個映像
  • 我們可以將這個映像進行旋轉
  • 映像旋轉的速度是相對恆定的

這種能力不但對數理,甚至工程、科技的學習有絕對的關連,對認讀漢字亦有很大的影響。無論是哪種語言,閱讀本身就包含了用抽象的形態映像代表實物;而屬於象形文字的漢字在這方面就更不用說了。

我們知道,6歲前是塑造孩子大腦的關鍵時期,是孩子學習的機會之窗。
孩子到了4、5歲左右,認知發展到能開始明白一些抽象的概念。
思展方程式的信心級 (第四級) 就有對孩子在這方面的訓練。

利用字卡做配對練習

這裏以信心級作為例子,但其他級別也可以做同樣的練習。

當你和孩子一起閱讀基礎漢字500的課本時,可以結合字卡一起練習。例如開始時可以將字卡讓孩子拿着,對比一下字卡和課文中的大字。

待他熟練了,從閱讀練習卡中抽取幾張字卡 (3-5張,視乎孩子能力) 其中一張與課文教授的生字相同。讓孩子辨認、挑選出正確的字。

這樣的活動可以讓孩子練習辨認和配對。

 

猜謎語提升抽象思考能力

信心級的寶貝盒其中一冊圖書「我來想一想」是一本謎語集,從不同的角度引導孩子利用觀察和聯想去猜謎,提高閱讀樂趣和理解能力。

對稱辨認遊戲

配合寶貝盒的閱讀練習卡亦為孩子帶來幾個認讀和發展認知的遊戲活動。其中一個就是對稱辨認和心理旋轉的練習。


魔鏡啊,魔鏡! - 對稱配對遊戲 (5歲+, 一人或以上)

 道具 WHAT YOU NEED 
 學習目標 LEARNING OUTCOME 
  • 專注力
  • 對形狀和顏色的辨認
  • 數學思維
  • 心理旋轉
  • 在腦海中探索三維
  • 建立空間概念
  • 關注觀察身旁環境
 玩法 HOW TO PLAY 
  1. 信心級共有30張卡,合成15對圖片,分成三個類別:
    1. 對稱組合 - 共三對
    2. 幾何組合 - 三角形和圓形 - 共五對
    3. 文具組合 - 共六對
  2. 你可以選擇使用其中一個類別或合拼使用
  3. 挑選卡片並擺放在孩子面前
  4. 你或者孩子每次可以選一張卡,直到找完所有配對為止。

怎麼令孩子產生興趣呢?
  • 類別A: 啟發孩子對對稱物的認知。你可以與孩子一起找尋其他對稱物,例如筷子、手、鞋子、建築物等等)
  • 類別B: 由不同的顏色和形狀組成的圖案。三角形和圓形是幾何圖形中的基本圖案。孩子可以借着遊戲卡了解圖形之間的關係
  • 類別C: 加入了不少點、線、面、顏色等元素,主要集中訓練孩子對週邊事物的敏感度和加深對圖象的認知。
 進階挑戰 LEVEL UP CHALLENGE 
  1. 在類別2和3中挑選一張卡片,不要讓你的孩子看到喔
  2. 你以口述形容一下卡片上的物件,例如:一把藍色尺子在上面,一個三角形在左邊,一支黃色鉛筆在右面
  3. 孩子根據自己所得到的資訊,找尋一張相同的卡片
  4. 這個遊戲訓練孩子對左右、上下的概念、語言表達能力、環境觀察力、專注力和記憶力,更提升心理旋轉能力
孩子在遊戲中學到什麼?
  • 專注力
  • 增強對形狀、顏色的認知能力
  • 數學能力
  • 3D構建能力
  • 提升心理旋轉能力
  • 實際物件的認知能力
  • 環境敏感度和認知力
  • 加強抽象概念的認知發展

說明和下載

老編的話

6歲前是大腦發展最快、可塑性最高的時期。

對孩子來說,這段時期學習新事物和技能最輕鬆,養成良好習慣也最容易。
更重要的是:現在學會的技能,終身都不會忘;現在養成的習慣,會是終身的習慣。

數理思維和語文能力的發展,兩者之間息息相關。從合適的遊戲入手,是為孩子養成終身學習的最好方法。

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4 fun language games using comics

As we mentioned in this article, we can use comics/graphic novels as a means to pique our children’s interest in reading. The activities in this post are based off comics and the way this medium tells stories.

Most of these activities are geared towards combining art, sequential time, and story for the purpose of teaching children Chinese vocabulary, and more importantly, encouraging them to make use of what they have learnt.

Story Prompt Game

(age 3+, single or multiple players)

 WHAT YOU NEED 道具 
  • Sheets of paper
  • Pen/Pencil
 HOW TO PREPARE 事前準備 
  • You can use prompt lines from the Sagebooks lessons.
  • Draw 2, 4, 6, or 8 panels (squares) on a sheet of paper and provide lines underneath each square.
 HOW TO PLAY 玩法 
  1. Read a short prompt (or ask your child a question). For example: What did you do in school today? Where do you want to go on summer vacation? Retell me the story of Cinderella.
  2. Ask your child to draw pictures and write a caption (or story) underneath each panel.
  3. When they’re done, have them read out loud the story.
 ALTERNATIVE WAYS TO PLAY 玩法變化 

Depending on the age of your child, you can increase or decrease the difficulty level of the activity by:

  1. The younger your child, the fewer panels you can include.
  2. To make it easier, you can provide a story they can retell. The more familiar the story, the easier to re-tell.
  3. To make it more difficult, you can provide only 1-3 word prompts instead of asking questions.
  4. To make it easier, you can ask a series of questions and have them answer one question per panel.

Comic Dialog

(age 4+, single or multiple players)

 WHAT YOU NEED 道具 
  • Sheets of paper with either pre-printed/drawn pictures (you can either copy or draw your own. You can also try to do it with our Bunny's Adventure Comics.)
  • Pen/Pencil 筆
 HOW TO PREPARE 事前準備 
  • Optional: draw speech bubbles by each character in the panel
 HOW TO PLAY 玩法 
  1. Give your child the sheet with all the picture/panels.
  2. Ask them to fill in the dialog or story from the pictures.
  3. Ask them to read the story when done.
 ALTERNATIVE WAYS TO PLAY 玩法變化 

Depending on the age of your child, you can increase or decrease the difficulty level of the activity by:

  1. To make the activity harder, you can include more scenic pictures vs panels with multiple people in the box.
  2. To make the activity easier, you can have very obvious actions in the pictures so your child can just tell you what is happening in the pictures.
  3. To make the activity easier, you can use fewer panels. To make it harder, add more panels.

Draw a Missing Panel

(age 4+, single or multiple players)

 WHAT YOU NEED 道具 
  • Sheets of paper with either pre-printed/drawn pictures (you can either copy or draw your own. You can also try to do it with our Bunny's Adventure Comics.)
  • Pen/Pencil 筆
 HOW TO PREPARE 事前準備 
  • Delete a provided panel
 HOW TO PLAY 玩法 
  1. Have your child read the comic and ask them what they think happened in the missing panel.
  2. Ask your child to draw the action and provide a story or dialog in the missing panel.
  3. Read the final product out loud.
 ALTERNATIVE WAYS TO PLAY 玩法變化 

Depending on the age of your child, you can increase or decrease the difficulty level of the activity by:

  1. To make the activity harder, you can remove more panels. In addition, you can remove middle panels so that your child has to work hard to figure out what could happen in the middle scenes in order to result in the final panels.
  2. To make the activity easier, you can remove only the last panel. It should be much easier to create an ending than a middle.

Order Activity

(age 4+, single or multiple players)

 WHAT YOU NEED 道具 
  • Several comics
 HOW TO PREPARE 事前準備 
  • Cut up the panels
 HOW TO PLAY 玩法 

   

  1. Mix up the panels.
  2. Ask your child to order the panels from the beginning of the story to the end.
 ALTERNATIVE WAYS TO PLAY 玩法變化 

Depending on the age of your child, you can increase or decrease the difficulty level of the activity by:

  1. To make the activity easier, you can provide your child with the start and/or end panels.
  2. To make the activity easier, you can also use comics with fewer panels and with very obvious results. (eg: a deflated balloon, a blown up balloon, then a popped balloon)
  3. To make the activity harder, you can use comic panels that are not super obvious in terms of chronology. The main way your child would be able to put them in order is to read the dialog or story captions and sort that way.

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TIP OF THE WEEK

Use flashcards creatively.

Instead of using flashcards in the traditional sense of having your child “Read” the card and you put it in two piles of “know” and “review,” you can incorporate fun into the flashcards. You may have noticed that many of our activities use flashcards – but in more active ways.

Using flashcards in kinetic activities will help your child retain the characters in a more comprehensive way than just pure memorization. Yes, memorization has its place and flashcards are useful to determine whether your child knows a character or not. However, it’s not always that interesting. Try integrating a few of our suggested activities with your flashcards and see if your kids clamor for more time with them.

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The many faces of 破音字 (homographs)

When teaching children how to read Chinese, it is inevitable we run into the concept of 破音字, aka多音字.

They are similar to homographs in English, when  a character is pronounced differently in different situations. Examples in English are:

  • "read" - as /riːd/ (present tense) or /red/(past tense)
  • "bow" - as /baʊ/ (verb) or /bəʊ/ (noun, as in "bow and arrows")

In Chinese, a character changes its pronunciation for  2 main reasons :

  • change of sound, but not the meaning, to accommodate the pronunciation of the following character - such as [] in 對 / duì/, 行 / xíng/;or change to 輕聲 such as 說好 /shuō de hǎo/, 一個 /yí gè ge/
  • change of sound and the meaning, in which case those characters are referred to as 破音字.

While some of the 破音字 have gradually been dropped in everyday use and only appear in classical literature, a lot of them are still being used in modern Chinese. Some common examples are:

漢字的其中一個特色是 破音字 :同一個漢字由於用法和意思的變化,讀音也產生變化。

破音字和一般的語音變化有所不同。
在日常應用中,同一個漢字的發音會因為隨後的那個字的發音而需要作出改變,例如:普通話的第三音,當隨後的那個字也是第三音時,前面的字就轉為第二音:水 / shuǐ/ – 水桶 /shuí tǒng/
一些其他的例子有:不對 /bú duì/, 不行 /bù xíng/
也有些字在應用時轉為輕聲:說得好 /shuō de hǎo/, 一個個 /yí gè ge/

有些破音字已不常用,只出現在成語或古典文學中。但現在常用的破音字為數仍不少,例如以下這些:

漢字 發音1 發音2
好孩子 (/hǎo háizi/ good) 喜好 (/xǐ hào/ to like)
長短 (cháng duǎn/ length) 長大 (/zhǎng dà/ to grow)
快樂 (/kuài lè/ happy) 音樂 (/yīn yuè/ music)
還好 (/hái hǎo/ [still] okay) 歸還 (/guī huán/ to return)
重要 (/zhòng yào/ important) 重複 (/chóng fù/ to repeat)
菜種 (/cài zhǒng/ type of, seed) 種菜 (/zhòng cài/ to plant)

There are 30 commonly used 破音字 in the Basic Chinese 500 course. We have created a study sheet, in case you are interested to learn them all. You can also use the study sheet as a source of reference for the games below.

A good understanding of 破音字 is important when your child starts to write in Chinese. It helps them to avoid falling into the trap of using a homophone which has a different meaning. For example: mistakes in  writing () instead of 經 in Putonghua, or () instead of 複  in Cantonese.

在基礎漢字500課程中有30個常用的破音字。我們製作了相關的練習紙供免費下載,可作綜合練習,也可作為以下遊戲活動的參考。
孩子對破音字的掌握可以減低寫白字的錯誤,尤其是將同音字混淆的情況。例如:普通話的「經常」誤寫成「經長」/ 廣東話的「重複」誤寫成「從複」等。

You might also be interested in our video: How would you read 長, which explains in more detail about this particular character – its history and various pronunciations.
歡迎觀看我們製作的短片:「長字怎麼唸」介紹「長」字的演變歷史、多種讀法、和文字遊戲。

Below are some activities to help your children to grasp the concept of 破音字.
以下活動以遊戲方式,引導孩子認識破音字的概念。

ACTIVITIES OF THE WEEK

Most of these activities are geared towards teaching your kids some common 破音字 so they have them in their vocabulary and can recognize when to use them in the correct context.

以下的遊戲主要是讓孩子認識甚麼是破音字,同時開始識別一些常用破音字在不同場合的意思和讀音。


破音字 Phrase Matching Activity 組詞練習 (age 3+, single or multiple players)

 WHAT YOU NEED 道具 
  • Sheets of paper 紙 (裁成大紙卡)
  • Pen/Pencil 筆
 HOW TO PREPARE 事前準備 
  • Using examples, write the 破音字 on some cards and characters that make phrases with the different pronunciations on another card (eg: 好 on one card and 奇 and 吃 on other cards)
  • 參考例子,將破音字寫在一張紙卡上,將不同的可配成詞語的字寫在另一張紙卡上。例如:「好」字寫在一張卡上,「奇」和「吃」在另兩張卡上
 HOW TO PLAY 玩法 

  1. Lay down the 破音字 face up
  2. Give your child the other half of the phrases
  3. Have your child match their half with the face up cards
  1. 將所有破音字排在孩子面前,字面向上
  2. 將另一半的字卡給孩子
  3. 由孩子將兩部分的字卡配對,組成正確的詞語
 ALTERNATIVE WAYS TO PLAY 玩法變化 

Depending on the age of your child, you can increase or decrease the difficulty level of the activity by:

  1. To make it more difficult, you can include multiple phrases (as well as unequal amounts of phrases per 破音字).
  2. To make it easier, write the full phrase on each card and have your child match the full phrases (eg: matching 好奇 to 好奇)
  3. To make it more difficult, you can also have the full 破音字 on one card and the MEANING/definition on the other card.
  4. To make it easier, you can also have the full 破音字 on one card and a picture of the meaning on the other card.
  1. 當孩子掌握了一個破音字的一個組詞後,可以增加同一個破音字的組詞。以「好」字為例,可以增加:好看、好像、好朋友...
  2. 當孩子掌握了同一個破音字的幾個組詞後,可以請孩子將同音的破音字詞語放在一組。例如:長短、長路、長時間是一組;長大、班長、校長、長者是另一組

破音字 Pronunciation Matching Activity 發音配對遊戲 (age 4+, single or multi players)

 WHAT YOU NEED 道具 
  • Sheets of paper 紙
  • Pen/Pencil 筆
 HOW TO PREPARE 事前準備 
  • Write each character of the 破音字 on individual cards 將破音字分別寫在一組字卡上
  • Write the pinyin (and/or zhuyin) on other cards 將每個破音字不同的拼音寫在另一組字卡上
 HOW TO PLAY 玩法 

  1. Take all the 多音字 and lay them face up
  2. Give all the zhuyin/pinyin cards to your child
  3. Have them match the zhuyin/pinyin to the 多音字
  1. 將所有破音字排在孩子面前,字面向上
  2. 將拼音卡交給孩子
  3. 由孩子將拼音卡與不同的字卡配對
 ALTERNATIVE WAYS TO PLAY 玩法變化 
  1. To make the activity harder, you can mix up both 破音字 and zhuyin/pinyin cards together and have your child match them.
  2. To make the activity easier, you can include the zhuyin/pinyin on the 破音字
  3. To make the activity harder, you can also have both zhuyin and pinyin cards for your child to match.

 

  1. 要增加難度,將所有字卡和拼音卡都交給孩子,請孩子配對
  2. 要是開始時孩子感到困難,可以在字卡上加上拼音,作為輔導

破音字 Pronunciation Matching Activity 2 發音配對遊戲2 (age 4+, multi players)

 WHAT YOU NEED 道具 
  • Sheets of paper 紙
  • Pen/Pencil 筆
 HOW TO PREPARE 事前準備 
  • Write each character of the 破音字 on individual cards 將破音字分別寫在一組字卡上
 HOW TO PLAY 玩法 
  1. Take all the 破音字 and shuffle them
  2. Split the children into teams
  3. One by one, flip over a 破音字 card and ask the children to name some of the pronunciations
  4. Whoever raises their hand first can name one or all the pronunciations. If one child only says one pronunciation, the other team has a chance to earn another point by saying the additional pronunciation.
  5. 將所有破音字卡洗亂
  6. 將孩子分組
  7. 將破音字卡逐一揭開,請孩子說出不同的發音
  8. 由最先舉手的孩子開始,說出一個或所有的發音。要是孩子只能說出一個發音,就輪到另一組說出其他發音。正確說出發音的都可以得一分。
 ALTERNATIVE WAYS TO PLAY 玩法變化 
  1. To make the activity harder, you can also require the child to make a phrase using the word with the correct pronunciation.
  2. To make the activity harder, you can also require the child to name ALL the pronunciations in order to win a point.
  3. To make the activity easier, you can let the team come up with an answer collectively vs. making each child answer on behalf of their team.
  1. 要增加難度, 孩子在說出讀音後必須組出一句含有那個詞語的正確句子。
  2. 要增加難度,也可以要求孩子說出同一個字的所有發音才可以得分。
  3. 要減低難度,可以讓每組的孩子合力回答,而不是單一人作答。

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TIP OF THE WEEK

Don’t reinvent the wheel.

Sometimes, we’re so worried about repeating activities that we forget children love to repeat things. Do your kids love matching games? Great! They can match cards, shapes, colors, pictures, whatever you can think of! They all teach your children vocabulary and character recognition (if you tape the card to the shapes, etc.).

Do your kids love to find things? Hide character cards in easter eggs, under bowls, in boxes, or whatever you want! These are all similar concepts to our activities – but they can be endlessly recycled and adapted.

If it works, use it until your kids beg for something different. We have provided many iterations to our activities so you have plenty to choose from!

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兩款學習遊戲

當孩子剛學了一些生字,那些字就能在孩子的生活四周到處出現,讓他能時刻接觸到,成為生活的一部分,那真的能提高他的學習成效、增進他對生字的記憶!閱讀練習卡靈活性大,體積輕便小巧,忽然間,生字就可以跟在孩子身邊,隨處出現,於是很快就由生變熟,孩子記牢了!

你還可以利用認閱讀練習卡設計小遊戲,讓孩子集中練習他感到困難、或容易混淆的字。我們之前已經介紹過的家庭遊戲活動接龍釣魚遊戲豆袋遊戲⋯等,都是利用練習卡來讓孩子的學習變得更有趣、更生動。當孩子手中拿着字卡,將字卡搬弄,他和文字之間的距離也接近了。文字,已是可以觸摸得到了。

然而,「針無兩頭利」,認讀練習卡有利也有弊。

使用閱讀練習卡的三大忌

🚫 不要以練習卡作為認字的第一步。必須先透過文句和故事讓孩子弄懂了每個字的意思,然後才利用練習卡增加熟練。
🚫 不要一味用練習卡反覆操練,讓認讀成為枯燥乏味的功課任務。
🚫 不要單純地用練習卡來考驗孩子,以免孩子因爲缺乏內容的提示而認不出時感到挫敗沮喪。

閱讀練習卡幫助你和孩子

🆘 孩子對個別生字記不牢?
將字卡挑出來,集中練習(請留意我們陸續會發佈的多種遊戲方法喔)

🆘 孩子對文字感到抽象陌生?
將字卡挑出來,讓孩子握在手中,感覺着實了。平日還可以放在口袋裏,隨時拿出來,增加親切熟悉感。

🆘 整套書攜帶太重了?
就帶一盒卡吧。輕便地帶去旅遊、上餐廳…,等候的時間,隨時隨地可以個別重溫。

🆘 單純讀書有點單調呢。

下面就特別為你介紹幾個好玩的遊戲。

哪裏錯了?

👧: 書上的句子我早就會背了,不用認字了。
👩: 那我來造些句子,你來為我指出錯處好嗎?

趁着孩子充滿自信時,與他練習鞏固一下。

這個遊戲除了讓孩子練習仔細閱讀,還能大大增強他的自信心喔~因為他成為老師了呢!
(小提示:遊戲的目的是讓他做你的老師,來為你改錯。盡量要避免出難題讓他產生挫敗喔)

 道具 
  • 閱讀練習卡 (也可以自製字卡) – 按你心中所設句子所需
 玩法 
  1. 你想好一句句子,利用字卡排在孩子面前。
  2. 刻意將其中兩個字的位置對調。
  3. 請孩子找出錯處並為你更正
 溫韾提示 
視乎孩子現在學習的級別,可選用所有他已學過的字。例如:如他現在學躍進級第3冊,那就可以用啟蒙級、萌芽級、和躍進級前40張字卡,合共240張字卡進行遊戲。
當孩子能力提升了,可以逐步增加對調的字卡。

文字旅行

👦: 天天只坐着看書真有點單調耶⋯我喜歡能動來動去。
👨: 那我們來帶字去旅行好嗎?

 道具 

  • 閱讀練習卡 (也可以自製字卡) – 4 張字卡 (例如:高、個、家、手)
 玩法 
  1. 由你發出指示,讓孩子將指定的字卡帶到你說的地方。例:帶「高」字去飯桌吃大餐吧。
  2. 孩子按指示將字卡放到指定地方。例:將「高」字卡拿去放到飯桌上。
  3. 繼續下一個字,直到完成所有字卡。例:「家」字要上厠所去了。/ 「個」字要到書架高處去看風景。 / 「手」字要回酒店房間睡覺囉。
 其他玩法變化 
你還可以利用玩具、明信片等事先佈置一下,帶字卡去不同的旅程歷險:主題公園、熱帶雨林、太空漫遊⋯這樣輕易地就將語文環境豐富起來,還能讓學習的樂趣全面提高。

The Fun of 疊詞

疊詞/Reduplication is a unique yet important feature in Chinese. It is the "doubling" of a character in a word. Some examples are:
疊詞是漢語的一個特色。以下是一些例子:

綠油油
紅彤彤
慢吞吞
靜悄悄
亮晶晶
笑哈哈
依依不捨

The structure of 疊詞 can have many combinations. Some common patterns are:
疊詞有很多不同的型式。以下是一些常用的型式:

ABAB 學習學習
AABB 家家戶戶
ABCB 前看後看
AAB 排排坐
ABB 亮晶晶

The use of 疊詞 makes the language more colourful, whether in writing or in speaking. It also adds a certain rhythm, and sometimes subtle nuance. For example, when we compare:
無論是書寫抑或日常對話,疊詞都能使本來平舖直敘的語句變得更生動,亦能加強語調節奏,甚至增添一些含蓄的語意。試比較以下兩句話:

a. 一片綠色的草地
b. 一片綠油油的草地

(b) depicts the grass as younger, fresher, more vibrant and more in abundance.
我們會感到 (b) 句的草地顯得更嫩、更鮮、更亮澤、更欣榮。

A lot of names in Chinese are 疊詞:

爸爸/媽媽/哥哥/妹妹/叔叔/伯伯/舅舅/太太

It's a common practice to double up a name in baby talks, such as: 吃果果、穿鞋鞋、肚子痛痛、玩球球. It is not used among adults.

在現代漢語中,很多稱謂都演化成了疊詞 (如上面的例子)。
我們跟小孩子說話,也會經常用到疊詞,但成人之間就不會這樣說話喔。

Subtle changes in meanings

When some 量詞 are doubled up, they mean "every single one". For example:
當一些量詞重疊使用時,往往代表了「每個」。例如:

件件衣服都好看
家家的窗口都亮起來了
個個小孩都上學
本本書我都看過了

When some verbs are doubled up, they become a suggestions, or are changed to a polite form. Some examples as below:
當我們表示禮貌或婉轉時,很自然會將動詞重疊使用。

請您看看。
我來拍拍照。
給花加加水。
在這裏坐坐。

Some verbs can be doubled up to signify little pauses in some continuous actions. For example:
有些動詞重疊了,我們就感到在一段時間內做的一件事中間有些間歇。

走走看看 / 進進出出 / 說說笑笑

疊詞, similar to 成語 (Idioms), has evolved throughout history. New ones are also being constantly added through our everyday use. The most effective way to learn them is by reading extensively, talking with people, and finding opportunities to use them.
If you are interested in more examples of 疊詞, please read our article 漢語的「疊詞」 (in Chinese).

疊詞,就像成語一樣,經歷了長時間的積聚,同時又因我們日常的使用不斷增新,因此越來越豐富。孩子要學好運用的方法,必須透過廣泛的閱讀和使用。
我們另一篇文章 漢語的「疊詞」 有更多的參考舉例,歡迎你參閱。

ACTIVITIES OF THE WEEK

Most of these activities are geared towards teaching children some common 疊詞 to help them start building their vocabulary.


疊詞 Matching Activity (age 3+, single or multiple players)

 WHAT YOU NEED 道具 
  • Sheets of paper 紙 (裁成大紙卡)
  • Pen/Pencil 筆
 HOW TO PREPARE 事前準備 
  • Using the examples (or your own), write the two parts of 疊詞 on multiple cards (eg: 綠on one card and 油油 on another)
  • 準備一組幾個疊詞,將每個疊詞拆開兩組,重疉的部分寫在一張卡上,另一部份寫在另一張卡上。例如:綠油油 - 「綠」寫在一張卡上,「油油」在另一張卡上
 HOW TO PLAY 玩法 

  1. Lay down one half of the 疊詞 face up
  2. Give your child the other half of the 疊詞
  3. Have your child match their half with the face up cards
  1. 將所有疊詞前一半的字卡排在孩子面前
  2. 將另一半的字卡給孩子
  3. 由孩子將兩部分的字卡配對,組成正確的疊詞
 ALTERNATIVE WAYS TO PLAY 玩法變化 

Depending on the age of your child, you can increase or decrease the difficulty level of the activity by:

  1. Having your child match the FULL 疊詞 instead of each half. This will be easier for younger children.
  2. To make it easier, split the 疊詞 in half at the doubled word. (eg: 綠油 on one card and 油 on another)
  3. To make it more difficult, you can also have the full 疊詞 on one card and the MEANING/definition on the other card.
  1. 開始時可以將兩個重疊詞拆開 (例如: 「綠油」在一張卡上,「油」在另一張卡),會比較容易
  2. 要增加難度,將疊詞寫在一組卡上;另一組卡是可以配合使用的名詞、動詞、近義詞...

疊詞 Unscramble Activity (age 5+, single or multi players)

 WHAT YOU NEED 道具 
  • Sheets of paper 紙
  • Pen/Pencil 筆
 HOW TO PREPARE 事前準備 
  • Write each character of the 疊詞 on individual cards
  • 將疊詞所有的字都分別寫在獨立的字卡上
 HOW TO PLAY 玩法 

  1. Take all the character cards in a 疊詞 and mix them up.
  2. Give all the cards to your child and have them unscramble into the 疊詞
  1. 將所有字卡洗亂
  2. 由孩子將它們組合排成正確的疊詞
 ALTERNATIVE WAYS TO PLAY 玩法變化 
  1. To make the activity harder, you can mix up multiple 疊詞 cards together and have your child unscramble ALL of the 疊詞. The more 疊詞 you include, the more difficult.
  2. You can also make it a team activity. Either have the children unscramble 疊詞 together in a group, or have two separate teams of children and see who can unscramble the 疊詞

  1. 要增加難度,只要增加疊詞數量就可以了
  2. 也可以讓孩子之間計時比賽

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!

TIP OF THE WEEK

Just because it was hard, doesn’t mean it will always be hard.

A few weeks ago, we mentioned that sometimes, teaching our children Chinese is just difficult. Whether the actual characters are hard or our children are having a tough time, sometimes, learning new things is exhausting.

We wanted to remind you that often, difficult or easy phases are temporary. You can take heart that a rough patch isn’t forever as well as not take for granted the easy moments. Children go through cycles and developmental phases and adults also go through seasons depending on life.

Don’t be too proud and don’t be too despondent.

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。

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進階級的成語遊戲

很多家長有種錯覺,認為教孩子學習成語是一件困難的事。

其實,所謂成語,就是一些經常用的話/故事/經驗…,因為大家都已很明白來龍去脈,不必再一次又一次地勞贅重覆,而是短短幾個字大家就能明白, 成 為了一種固定的話 語 

你也可以將 成語 理解為「約定俗 成 的話 語 」喔。

就像我們一聽「金童玉女」,就能知道大家在說甚麼。

日子久了,歷史長了,我們就累積了一大堆的成語,要用厚厚一本字典才能裝得下。

成語是我們的文化結晶,這樣說法一點沒錯。但是文化結晶並不等於難學。其實我們平日說話不自覺地都會用上很多成語。因此,孩子在日常生活中很自然地會學到不少成語。只不過,他們在生活中學的和學校要考試測驗的並不一樣而已。但那又是另一個問題。

要提升語文能力,光會用誠然是不足夠的;孩子必須要對語文有精確的認識。這就要從小開始點滴教導他們,讓他們累積起來,提高對語文的掌握和敏感度。

以下這個遊戲集中讓孩子認識和挑戰成語。遊戲中用的字都在基礎漢字500啟蒙級至信心級中教過,家長可以按孩子的程度調節。

一個遊戲、學習五個成語

 道具 
 準備 

  • 準備16張字卡,可從閱讀練習卡中挑選以下的字卡,亦可自製 (8cm x 11cm)
    • 啟蒙級:五、花、門、大、十、明
    • 萌芽級:美、園、春、光、色
    • 躍進級:滿、正
    • 信心級:全
  • 另行自製字卡:八、十
 玩法 

   

  1. 全部16張字卡隨意排放在地面 (或桌面),字面向上
  2. 取出「五、光、十、色」四張卡,從上到下排列好,請孩子讀一讀
  3. 由你逐一讀出成語「五花八門」、「正大光明」、「十全十美」、「滿園春色」。你讀一個,由孩子從字卡中找出那些字,排在正確的位置,組出成語
  4. 當孩子完成後,抽起「五、光、十、色」四張卡。將這四張字卡洗亂,請孩子放回正確位置

 玩法變化 
  • 多玩幾次之後,你可以抽走更多的字卡,由孩子放回正確位置。
  • 終極玩法是將全部16張卡給他,由他從零開始全部自己排出五個成語。

給較年長的孩子

  • 要是孩子已會執筆寫字,可以下載PDF,列印出來讓他填上答案

    

下載PDF
  • 實力級的孩子可以挑戰我們另一遊戲成語五門陣,做另一組的成語遊戲

我們期待看到你們更多的成語知識喔。歡迎將孩子完成的其他答案發來與我們老師們分享。

答案上載 Upload answers

要是寶寶剛起步開始學成語,可以嘗試下面這個遊戲:

Idiom Matching Activities