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Tip for parents: how to incorporate Chinese into your child's daily routine for better language learning results

By LingoAce Team​ |US |May 21, 2023

Learning Chinese

As a parent considering teaching Mandarin Chinese to your child, it’s crucial to incorporate the language into their daily routine to enhance their language learning experience. By doing so, you can make the learning process more natural and effective. Let's look at some strategies for incorporating Mandarin Chinese into your child's daily routine to improve their language learning results. 

Use Daily Activities to Teach Mandarin Chinese 

One effective way to incorporate Mandarin Chinese into your child's daily routine is to use everyday activities as opportunities to teach the language. For example, when you're getting dressed in the morning, you can use Mandarin Chinese words to describe the different items of clothing. You can also use Mandarin Chinese to describe the weather, the food you're eating, and the activities you're doing throughout the day. By using Mandarin Chinese in these everyday contexts, your child will be more likely to remember and understand the language. 

Read Books in Mandarin Chinese 

Reading books in Mandarin Chinese is an excellent way to expose your child to the language and help them develop their reading skills. You can start by reading simple picture books with basic vocabulary, and gradually move on to more advanced texts as your child's language skills improve. You can also read aloud together, taking turns to read different parts of the story. This can help improve your child's pronunciation and listening skills, as well as their comprehension of the language. 

Watch TV Shows and Movies in Mandarin Chinese 

Watching TV shows and movies in Mandarin Chinese can be a fun and effective way to improve your child's language skills. Like with reading books in Mandarin Chinese, you can start by watching simple children's shows with basic vocabulary and gradually watch more complex shows and movies as your child's language skills improve. You can also use subtitles in Mandarin Chinese to help your child follow along with the dialogue. This can help improve their listening and comprehension skills, as well as their understanding of the language's cultural context. 

Use Online Resources 

There are many online resources available that can help your child learn Mandarin Chonese. Take a look at LingoAce’s Sing and Learn video series, where children will have fun picking up simple Mandarin Chinese vocabulary through catchy songs with fun animation.   

Find a Language Exchange Partner 

Finding a language exchange partner is an excellent way to provide your child with opportunities to practice speaking Mandarin Chinese with a native speaker. You can find language exchange partners through language exchange websites or by contacting local Mandarin language schools or cultural organizations. A language exchange partner can help your child improve their speaking and listening skills, as well as provide them with insights into the language's cultural context. 

Create a Language-Rich Environment 

Finally, it is important to create a language-rich environment at home to support your child's language learning. This can involve using Mandarin Chinese labels to identify items around the house, playing Mandarin Chinese music or podcasts in the background, and speaking Mandarin Chinese with your child as much as possible.  Want your child to learn even more Chinese vocabulary and phrases? LingoAce is one of the best ways to learn Chinese for kids. Our classes are tailored to meet your child’s learning needs. 

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All members of the team have a background in linguistic education, strong bilingual abilities, and at least two years of international experience. They have a good understanding of the living environment and language environment overseas, focusing on the language learning experience for children aged 3-15. They continue to introduce Chinese culture to children across the globe, and are the best storytellers in LingoAce, helping to facilitate language learning for parents overseas.​