Teaching kids about food

One of the best ways to help kids learn Chinese is to engage them with interesting stories and use the stories as tools to teach kids vocabulary and spark off discussions in Chinese (particularly useful for lower primary kids as practice for show and tell as well as comprehension).

This term, our kids are going on an amazing 9-part space adventure with the panda siblings to learn about robots, jobs, and food! Check out the engaging story below to learn words like 牛肉, 青菜, 面包, and 鸡饭 as well as idioms like 狼吞虎咽 and 眉开眼笑.

ORAL AND SHOW AND TELL PRACTICE (FOR P1&2)

Show your child the video above and ask your child the following questions in Chinese. Your child should reply in Chinese using multiple sentences. The first question is an oral exercise and the second question is a show and tell exercise.

如果你在场你会用什么方法来帮助海盗熊猫呢? 你会对它说些什么? (至少四句话)

你最喜欢的食物是什么? 你在哪里吃过这种食物?这种食物里面有什么?你为什么喜欢吃这个食物?你和谁经常吃这种食物?(P1: 至少6-8句话; P2:至少10句话)

KEYWORDS AND IDIOMS

牛肉   [niú ròu] – beef

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青菜   [qīng cài] – vegetables

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面包   [miàn bāo] – bread

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鸡饭   [jī fàn] – chicken rice

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狼吞虎咽   [láng tūn hǔ yàn] – to eat something quickly and fiercely, gobble up
造句:   海盗熊猫狼吞虎咽地吃下了一大碗鸡饭。

眉开眼笑   [méi kāi yǎn xiào]  – to appear very happy
造句:   一听到姐姐考上大学的好消息,全家人高兴得眉开眼笑。

If you are interested in finding out more about how to help your kids enjoy learning and excel in Chinese, please check out our classes at http://www.kidstartnow.com or email us at enquiry@kidstartnow.com. KidStartNow is highly recommended by 18 parent bloggers, and we have also been featured by Young Parents’ as “Enrichment class that best nurtures your child’s interest in Chinese” (Jan 2014).

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