Learning with 2 kids and a mommy

颜色 (Colours)

This week we are learning about colours. You may say is easy to teach little ones about colours as there are colours everywhere. But what about in other languages? English is commonly used among us in our country. When it comes to other languages, not so often. Hence, this week we are learning about colours in Chinese.

We started off with reading and saying the colours in Chinese with the colour cards.
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Luckily my 2 little ones didn’t get turned off by Chinese. Next, we try to match the Chinese words to its correct colours. They actually know the colours in Chinese but when it comes to word recognition, they still need a little work on that.
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Ok, time for a “break” from Chinese words recognition. We had a little game on categorising the items/objects to the right colour cards. They have to read out loud the colour and the object in Chinese. A little bit of a challenge for my girl as we have been speaking in English to her all the while and now she has to translate everything into Chinese for me 😉 As you can guess, the way she speaks is totally “out of tune”. We were laughing non stop when she speaks in Chinese, including herself!
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What’s next? Game time of course! I have painted an egg carton with colours and took out the poms poms and toy tongs for them to play with. They had loads of fun sorting out the colours while building and improving their motor skills on grasping.
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The next game we have is sorting of mails to its correct coloured mailboxes. We had a little role play here pretending to be a postman delivering mails to our little mailboxes. The kids done a great job on sorting out the mails for me 😉
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Finally, we had a drawing and painting session. I gave the kids 2 colours: red and blue, and asked them what they want to draw with the 2 colours. My preschooler suggested a valentine heart and so we did an abstract heart art painting. Can you spot how many heart(s) are there in the 2 paintings?
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