A warm welcome to my blog.
This blog shares reviews, ideas and resources we’ve discovered to encourage a love for Chinese literacy with my three kids. It is mainly targeted at families in Singapore who want their children to be bilingual in Mandarin; it’s especially written for families where English is the dominant or only home language (as it is with ours).
All reviews are based on our family’s honest personal experience of raising bilingual children as monolingual parents. I’m not affiliated with any businesses, and I’m not trying to sell anything, nor do I earn anything from this blog. I just want to help others. And if it helps you, I’m overjoyed.
Thank for landing here and journeying with me.
Most Recent Blog Posts
Lah Lah Banana’s Most Recent Blog Posts
An interview with Dr Woo Yen Yen, the co-creator of Dim Sum Warriors Bilingual Learning System 点心侠. Learn what translanguaging is, and how it can be effective and fun tool on a bilingual journey.Keep reading
This review is a head-to-head comparison of our experience with trialing six different online Math classes which are taught in Chinese, including HouHua, VIP Think, Wukong, Zhangman Kid and various Singapore Math options.Keep reading
Extensive Reading has been the key to our family’s Chinese learning. It’s about reading widely for pleasure, focusing on of texts where >98% of words/characters are known. This post describes how the approach works, and how stress free it can be. Don’t focus on teaching the child 500 words; focus on setting up a love of literacy for life.Keep reading