接龍 / Jie Long Connecting Dragon Activity

這個家傳戶曉的遊戲傳統以成語相接,以上一個成語的最後一個字作為題,接上另一個以同一字為首的成語。我們將遊戲特意為孩子簡化了。

Traditionally, this activity was used to connect Chinese idioms where the last word of one idiom forms the first word of the next idiom. We will be adapting it so that small children can play and build up their vocabulary.

 本週活動 ACTIVITY OF THE WEEK 

透過這個接龍遊戲,孩子學到同一個字怎樣與其他不同的字合併可以組成不同的詞語。如果孩子所認識的詞彙不多,可以不必要求首尾相應,而改為只要組成不同的詞語就可以了。

This week, your children will literally connect characters to make multiple words and phrases as their brain makes connections regarding how the same character can be used in different situations. If your children are younger or do not have a huge Chinese vocabulary, you can as make as many phrases with a particular character instead of following the jie long method.

 所需道具 WHAT YOU NEED 

- 紙 Paper
- 筆 Pens

 準備工作 HOW TO MAKE 

- 可以準備一些字卡,也可以不必作甚麼額外準備工夫。

- Nothing really to make unless you want to provide cards with characters already written.

 玩法 HOW TO PLAY 

接龍遊戲  (4歲起,一個人以上遊戲)

1. 選一張字卡或一個字作為開始。例如:高。
2. 由第一個人開始以所選的字為首,組成一個詞語。例如:高山。你可以在紙/白板上將詞語寫下來,也可以挑選字卡來展示。
3. 第二個人繼續組話,以上一個詞語結尾的字作為新詞語的開始。例如:山下 -> 下去⋯
4. 繼續輪到下一人。如果孩子想不出,就跳到下一個人接上。直到無人能再接上新的詞語為止。最後一個接上詞語的人勝出。

玩法變化:對於年幼的孩子,要先預備好幾張都能接得上的字卡。最好的方法是囊括相連的幾課生字。
另一方面,如果想增加難度,那就讓孩子造句,而不是造詞。

Jie Long Game (age 4+, single/multi player)

1. Take a character card or choose a character with which to start the activity. For example, 高.
2. Ask Player 1 to form a phrase that starts with the chosen character. Eg: 高山. Either write it down on a sheet of paper or white board, or choose the appropriate character card.
3. Ask Player 2 to form a phrase with ending character of the previous phrase. Eg: 山下, 下去, etc.
4. Continue on to the next player until someone is stuck. Skip to the next player until no one come up with a connecting phrase. The winner is the last person to make a phrase.

Alternative ideas: If your children are younger, you can provide a list of characters that would work with each other. The easiest way is to copy all the characters in a few of the lessons and provide them for your kids.

To make the game harder, instead of phrases, you can have the players come up with sentences.

   

Jie Long Game

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 rush.

When you’re going through the lessons with your child, it can be very tempting to hurry them along and make them read only the sentences as quickly as possible. After all, most of us want to get onto the next thing and cram as many characters into their brains as we can.

Resist the urge to do so.

Let your kid enjoy the pictures and take in the illustrations at their leisure. Believe it or not, this will help your child with the actual reading. Reading is all about context – and the fun pictures will not only give clues about what the text will contain, it will help your child remember the characters on a given page because they will associate the sentences with certain drawings.

All these cues will come into play as your child reviews the lessons or tries to recall characters.

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