Five Hidden Benefits of Learning Language Through Music

How did you learn your mother tongue? You may respond, “I didn’t have to”, as acquiring language as a child felt natural and easy, especially when compared to learning another language formally in school or in another setting. When presented with a textbook full of complex grammar structures and word lists, language learning did not […]

12-05-2021 Keep Reading

Why is Phonics Important?

We have all been there. An unfamiliar word is placed in front of us and when tasked with reading it aloud, the letters emerge from our mouths clunky and disjointed. The ability to read new words is a skill which we have developed over many years, and yet even as adults, we will resort to […]

27-01-2021 Keep Reading

Christmas Songs for Children in English & Mandarin

This Christmas will undoubtedly be unlike any other from years gone past. We are living through a challenging time, and we are all aware of the hardships many have faced. However, this season is also an opportunity to reflect on the joy that we have in our life. The beautiful people we cherish and call […]

22-12-2020 Keep Reading

7 Language Activities for Children at Home

Every child learns to speak at their own pace and in their own time. However, supporting and encouraging children’s language development is essential for fostering children’s communication skills, as well as social skills, confidence and ability to comprehend a wide range of vocabulary.  There are many ways that you can support your child’s language development, […]

16-12-2020 Keep Reading

Chinese Tongue Twisters, Can You Say Them All?

Tongue twisters are a challenge, no matter how old you are or how proficient you are in a language. They are made from words that sound very similar and when combined together become difficult to pronounce, especially at speed. Chinese tongue twisters have the added element of tones, which makes them even more fun to […]

18-11-2020 Keep Reading

Raising a Bilingual Child: 5 Myths & Facts

As any parent raising a bilingual child knows, there are several challenges that arise through using multiple languages in the home. For example, deciding when is an appropriate time to use each language and in what context. However, there are several myths surrounding bilingualism, which we would like to debunk, as many of the problems […]

21-10-2020 Keep Reading

5 Ways To Celebrate The Mid-Autumn Festival With Children

2020 has been a difficult year so far and communities across the world have had to adapt in profound ways. It’s changed the way in which many of the world’s biggest cultural and religious festivals are celebrated. This year the Mid-Autumn Festival, the second most important festival in China – after Chinese New Year, of […]

29-09-2020 Keep Reading

A Child’s First Word: The Top 5 (And In Mandarin Too!)

Hearing your baby’s first word is often one of the highlights of the parenting journey, alongside watching them stand for the first time or take their first step. That moment is often eagerly anticipated by parents as is the revelation of what that word will be. Today, we’ll provide some useful insights into the issue […]

08-09-2020 Keep Reading

Five Reasons A Bilingual Education Is A Good Idea For Your Kid

Every parent wants the best for their baby especially when it comes to their education. However, we understand that with so many options to consider this isn’t an easy decision to make. Which curriculum should they follow? Which type of school is best for them? Should they have a bilingual education? Even at an early […]

28-07-2020 Keep Reading

Why Mandarin is the Language of the Future

As the world becomes more globalised, we see increasing numbers of people choosing to raise bilingual children. There are many benefits to having knowledge of more than one language, no matter what those may be. That said, there are some that have more advantages than others. Chinese Mandarin may not be the easiest to learn. […]

09-07-2020 Keep Reading