Throwing a Party to Share Chinese Resources with Fellow Parents

A Recipe in 10 Steps

1. Connect with parents who know a few resources well (such as Pleco, Skritter, 5QChannel, and books).

2. Choose your group: kindergarten, one grade, or across several grades.

3. Decide which questions you’d like to address:

  • How do I help my child read for 10 minutes a day?
  • How do I help my child improve character recognition?
  • How do I help my child study for weekly tests?
  • How does my child look up unfamiliar characters?
  • How do I help my child hear native speakers?
  • How can my child enjoy Chinese during free time?

4. Find a location large enough for your group.

5. Invite a special guest (such as a local professor who studies biliteracy) to spice up the event.

6. Prepare a short overview presentation for each resource.

7. Allow an hour for small-group tutorials and free conversation.

8. Regroup for comments and Q&A.

9. Add wine, cheese, and desserts, and mix well.

10. Enjoy!

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