So, I started to look up some of the free clip arts on the computer and try to connect some interesting pictures with the Chinese symbols. With contiuous practice, it works pretty well. Here are some advices for you how to get it started:
1) If your child(ren) still tries to catch up of all the lessons, print out 2 copies of this set of flash cards.
2) Cut up one set to separate all Chinese characters and pictures
3) Just like when a toddler starts learning to put the puzzle together, put the set that is still intact on the table. Then, ask the child(ren) to look up the pictures and Chinese words that you just cut up and put on top of the copy that you laid down earlier.
4) When he/she gets more comfortable, you can just ask him/her to match up the pictures and Chinese symbols without the other set of copy. You can keep the other set as your cheat sheet if you need to.
There are so many ways that you can utilize this set of flash cards, especially when we add more and more Chinese characters. But let's start the first step before we get ourselves too overwhelmed.
Click here to download the Chinese flash cards:
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