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Posts from the ‘Learn Mandarin Chinese’ Category

Homemade Chinese Fairy Tale Puppet Show

The children and I performed a homemade Chinese Fairy Tale Puppet Show for Nunu and her friend Jadyn’s 8th birthday celebration on November 5, 2012. Here are some of the photos from that puppet show…

Click here to look at our puppet show!

Happy Chinese New Year of the Dragon 2012 !

We put up a Chinese New Year of the Dragon 2012 show at the Barclay Theatre on January 28, 2012. We had 24 dancers! 10 Vibrant traditional Chinese New Year greeters in red (2 of them entered the stage in cartwheels), 5 Strong Nanzihan boys in blue with kungfu moves, 1 Chinese Lion dancer, 1 Firecracker bearer and 7 dreamy and delicate Chinese fan dancers! This was my first time choreographing and directing for the stage since college. Thanks to everyone, especially our willing, enthusiastic and talented children, we completed the project in 1 month! Thank you children, for bringing the joy of Chinese New Year to the community! Here is the diary of our shared rehearsal times together. It was an honor to be a part of the children’s growth and journey.

Happy New Year of the Dragon 2012! May your year be filled with abundance and meaning!

– Jzin

Hooray! One look and you shall remember all 37 Chinese Bopomofo/Zhuyin Phonics Symbols!

December 21, 2011. YAY! I finally completed this project in less than 1 year! Woo Hoo! (Happy Dance) Using awesome Waldorf Education approach (Thank you Rudolf Steiner and Chris Bennett), I made mnemonics worksheets for people on this planet to learn Mandarin Chinese Phonics (“Bopomofo”/Zhuyin Fuhao). With one look, you will always remember the phonics symbols, no more rote writing of each symbol a gazillion times in your exercise books! If you looove doodling like I do, this is an errorless way to learn zhuyin since the wrong symbols cannot fit the picture/meaning of that symbol! I want to thank all my school teachers for looking the other way when I was student, doodling these teaching aids during classtime under my textbooks (and passing these doodlings back and forth with my friend Pei Shan, later with Shan Lee and Han Cheng…sorry, I am naming names!). After many years, my in class doodling is now a useful educational tool, if I say so myself! Please leave me a comment below if this aide is useful to your little ones. You can download these FREE worksheets here.

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