华文好好玩 Mandarin Sensory Cards by Hello Bao
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:
Allowing my child to have a feel of the strokes before moving in to recognition of the characters is a great way to drive her motivation to want to write the characters in future.
This set is good for my child to have a feel of characters before we move to recognition of characters. It’s also compact and useful to carry it out.
Appreciate your reviews, dear JA! Grateful to know that both sets 1 and 2 are helpful for your family's bilingual learning journey (:
These are sooooo great for young children. The visuals, the strokes, the tactile nature that encourages them to use a finger to trace the Chinese characters - great for kids from age 1yo and up!
I love this! I struggle with mandarin and my boy lacks exposure to the language at home, this is surely useful for me n him.
I've been waiting for these to restock for AGES and I'm so glad they finally did! Set 1 is sooooo useful for my 2.5yo to learn simple words and strokes. The fact that it's cut in such a way that she can trace it with her finger is genius!