Beginning today, I am starting a new series: Bilingual Baby. Approximately once or twice a month, a new post will be published on how to read and pronounce Chinese words.
This series begins with the simplest single Chinese word for daily usage, then phrases, sentences, grammars, colloquiums, historical and cultural backgrounds, stories etc. Each lesson is an individual entity with its own theme, but also connects with other lessons in content.
Since its content and pace are set according to my daughter DD who just began to babble, this series is suitable for anybody who has zero background of Chinese and wants to learn Chinese. You can set the pace according to your own needs. This series may help you and your baby to learn Chinese step by step. It will last for years.
How to teach? It is really simple. The words are spoken in Chinese, but on-screen texts in English help parents understand their meanings. I encourage you to watch the power point presentation with your baby and repeat the words together. It is fun for both kids and parents! Your involvement and interaction will help arouse your little one’s interest to learn more and better. Also, remember, the key is to repeat!
Lesson one is about family members. In the first chapter, the Chinese words I am teaching are: mommy, daddy, and baby. To make it work more effectively, point to yourself or your spouse each time when you speak the word so that the baby will know whom you are referring to.
Are you interested? Let’s start.
Watch PPT presentation for the complete lesson. Due to the size of the program, content in the frame below may display blank. Simply refresh the current webpage or press F5 on your keyboard for the refresh function.(Please enable your computer audio and increase the speaker volume. You can hear the words when they are spoken and follow the sound track):
Click here to see the whole screen PPT presentation.
Or you can view the presentation in an interactive mode: Chinese Learning for Babies (Lesson 1-Family Members): how to say mom, dad and baby in Chinese.
What do you think? Please provide your comments, ideas, and suggestions or complains here, so that I can keep improving this program. I hope that you and your baby like this series and will learn Chinese week by week, month by month, year by year.