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The importance of Teaching Children Mandarin
Posted by : Parth  [Wednesday, October 28, 2009]
In this age where being competitive is regarded as an indispensable quality, certain skills need to be acquired so that you may survive, and learning a language such as Mandarin is one of them. Although it is hard for parents to imagine teaching their children Mandarin Chinese at such an early age, it is a very logical decision as the earlier they start the better.

This really isn’t that hard if your approach is right. First off all you need to shun aside the thing about Mandarin being the hardest language in the world. This notion originated because of the fact that It really isn’t if use the right tools. There are a few things that you need to keep in your mind before you can decide how you can teach Chinese to your child.

First of all it is best that you use graphical and/or animated methods of instructions, kids learn better this way. Secondly, remember that children learn better by doing (or play), in other words rote repetition and memorization seldom has the desired effect.

Also when teaching children you must not impose any rigid timetable upon them. It is best that you let them be and learn at their own pace. Try to make the over all experience fun for them.

When teaching Chinese to children it is best that you focus straight on the word and not the characters. Making them learn character after character can be a very taxing job while making them learn the words with their meanings in relevant sentences will be something fun.
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