Family Home-Based Learning: Pets 🐶 🐱 🐹 🐰
One of my kids' favourite home learning sessions
now involve 闹闹 comics and learning new words from within.
I make sure to do one-on-one reading with the boys daily,
to cater to their different literacy levels,
and preferences for stories.
In the same reading session,
when we were talking about 闹闹 wanting a pet,
we kept coming across the term
宠物 chǒng wù.
So we did a bit of picture talk on the comic scene in a pet shop
and took out our favourite picture dictionary
to check out the proper terms to say
bird cage 鸟笼 niǎo lóng,
kennel 狗屋 gǒu wū, and
pet food 饲料 sì liào.
I wrote out the words 宠物
and asked what other ___ 物 he knows.
and 老二 said “植物” zhí wù plants! 🥳
We verbally discussed, there’s
动物 dòng wù animal
生物 shēng wù living thing
非生物 feī shēng wù non-living thing
礼物 lǐ wù gift
仓鼠 🐹 cāng shǔ hamster
painlessly through repeated exposure in the comics storyline.
妹妹 brought out the hand-drawn cat and dog
that I gave her some days ago,
and connected the dots
by matching them to our soft toy cat and dog!
She also could relate them to the pictures in the picture dictionary
and 闹闹 comics 😍😍
She's learning something while I'm teaching her 二哥,
albeit at her 20 month old toddler level.
大哥 realised that
his Pri 2B Chinese textbook 欢乐伙伴 Lesson 13
has a chapter on pets that is related too!
📗 闹闹漫画街 Nao Nao Comics Street (Set of 4) - Book 1 《闹闹的宠物》
📗 欢乐学习看图词典 Fun Chinese Picture Dictionary (2nd edition) - Bilingual
📗 四五快读 Book 2 Lesson 13 猫、狗
📗 Primary 2B Chinese textbook 欢乐伙伴 Lesson 13
PS: I actually really really love our local primary school Chinese curriculum - can see that they take great lengths to make the language relatable and come alive, to support learners of all abilities!
Ages 👦🏻 8 👦🏻 6 👧🏻 20months
I’ve observed that having quality resources with lots of mileage is important - so I can whip them out in a moment’s notice and add depth to whatever we’re reading!
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