The 2nd edition of these cards vary slightly in appearance to the first set (pictured).
We have teamed up with Welcome to the Bright Life - Hello Bao Montessori to bring you their signature 华文好好玩 Mandarin Sensory Cards!
Inspired by the Montessori Method, this set of sensory cards is specially designed to help little ones learn Mandarin in an engaging and hands-on way. Each pack contains 74 cards.
Ways to use:
- Trace each stroke and character cut-out to engage in tactile learning
- Identify and learn Mandarin words step-by-step, starting with strokes before progressing onto characters
- Name each character and corresponding picture card to deepen understanding
- Cards are themed according to colour, making it easy for parents and children to match and self-correct
- Not sure how to pronounce the words? Head to @hellobao_montessori on Instagram for videos! (Coming soon!)
This set of cards is wonderful for toddlers starting on their journey to 识字，写字! My preschooler who is starting on basic strokes 横竖撇捺 and simple words like 口， 门， 一二三四五 etc loves matching the cards in this set. My kindergarten-aged elder boy who likes to fiddle with things - enjoys putting his finger in the grooves to trace the words, refining his 笔顺 along with the numbers to check the sequence.
Definitely a set with mileage, and relatable to daily life.
Note from the Hello Bao team:
Our Mandarin Sensory Cards are produced in small batches. We work with printers supportive of limited runs like ours to bring these cards to you. Working with small batch printers means that you may notice slight colour differences on the actual product and is part of the charm that is small batch production.
Here are some ways we have incorporated these sensory cards into our home learning:
The cards are sturdy and love that there is the stroke order included. The kids love the tactile feel of it as they practice the strokes.
I can see the “heart work” put into the cards. I thought it was pricey but the the creator has done a wonderful piece of work. Worth the penny.
I've never been a flashcards kind of parent, but these were such a delight! Very tactile, thick, feels very weighty and durable. The artwork is beautiful and sophisticated compared to clip-art style images and loud colours which I don't generally prefer. We have used it so far for word recognition by pairing words to their respective images. They provide a manual to parents on the various games/ activities we can do with them which I found helpful too. I'm hoping they launch a version 2 with more themes, maybe even dual-worded sensory cards like feelings, colours, animals etc.
The quality of the cards are amazing and I love the graphics which are pleasing to the eyes and not too stimulating. The guiding manual comes in English as well thus it’s easy to read for me 😅 hopefully I’ll be able to use this to make Chinese learning fun for my children and brush up my Chinese!
Initially I felt it was pricey, but after receiving it and seeing how my boy love to trace the cards, it’s worth the price. The cards are of good quality too. Fun learning process.