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Home School

Postby ~Michele~ » Sun Aug 31, 2008 20:47

Hi,

We're 2 Mothers with 2 toddlers (boys: 2-3yrs) and we're interested in home schooling our kids, we're gonna start with ABCs and 123s first. Are there any Mothers out there who'll be interested in joining us? We are near Xinyi.
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Re: Home School

Postby KTmonkey » Tue Sep 02, 2008 10:52

Are you also going to teach Chinese? :D
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Re: Home School

Postby Susanne » Tue Sep 02, 2008 13:55

Do you really "homeschool" kids that young, or is this more a fancy expression for what every mother does anyway: count with the kids and maybe tell them letters of the alphabet if they show interest?

Just wondering in what exactly you mean by homeschooling.
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Re: Home School

Postby ~Michele~ » Tue Sep 02, 2008 21:56

Ktmonkey,

Oooh definitely! Being the serious educators we're, Chinese will be on our list too! :wink: We wanna start with 'bofenmafe'?? (can't spell it) :oops: Help?? If we're lucky, we might be able to find a Taiwanese Mama who will be willing to teach our kids that or was thinking about hiring a Chinese teacher to come in for about 1 hr a week to teach us that and to read Chinese stories to the kids and play with them in Chinese too.
Are you interested in joining us?

Susanne,

No... actually, our kids were the ones who prompted us to 'home school' them, they started counting and singing the alphabet song!! So we're like hmmmm... maybe it's time to teach them a lil ABCs and 123s?? But if you're talking about papers and worksheets and phonics now, neh... not for us yet. :D Just a fancy name and an excuse for us to have more 'playdates'... :wink:
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Re: Home School

Postby Just Jennifer » Tue Sep 02, 2008 22:40

~Michele~ wrote:Ktmonkey,

Oooh definitely! Being the serious educators we're, Chinese will be on our list too! :wink: We wanna start with 'bofenmafe'?? (can't spell it) :oops: Help??


Learning the "bopomofo" is pretty simple--just go to any stationery store/Taiwanese book store in your neighborhood and pick up a poster you like.

There will be bopomofo symbols and a picture with the word (I think usually the characters + bopomofo)

What made it easier for me was to "romanize" it so I just wrote on the poster for my reference. I think it really helps to know pinyin too otherwise it's even more confusing.
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Re: Home School

Postby tinster » Tue Sep 02, 2008 22:41

oh....I'm SO there :mrgreen:

But just so you know, I'll have to add three more letters when the kids are practising their ABCs, well at least for Victor that is:
Æ Ø Å
Perhaps Brendan wants to learn them too?
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Re: Home School

Postby ~Michele~ » Tue Sep 02, 2008 22:44

Jen,

Do they sell the romanized version?? I tried picking that up in the store but I can't even read the 'bo' to know that I'm actually picking up the right poster!! :oops: (oh yea! should have asked the sales, didn;t occur to me then! :mrgreen: )

Tine,

what characters are those? They look foreign to the mama too! I will definitely have to learn them too!! :wink:
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Re: Home School

Postby nanabibisasa » Wed Sep 03, 2008 10:03

Try this link to learn bopomofo
You can click and it will teach you how you should read them.
http://www.mdnkids.com/BoPoMo/

This one also show pinyin
http://www.cybertranslator.idv.tw/pinyin/bopomofo.htm

I don't think they sell poster with romanization on it but there are good children books that you
can buy for bopomofo, the best one is by 世 一, the book color is blue, you can easily find them in
Eslite or any bookstore.
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Re: Home School

Postby Adam » Fri Sep 05, 2008 07:24

My wife is Taiwanese and maybe she could help out with Chinese lessons.
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Re: Home School: teaching bopomofo

Postby Dragonbones » Sat Feb 11, 2017 12:28

nanabibisasa wrote:Try this link to learn bopomofo
You can click and it will teach you how you should read them.
http://www.mdnkids.com/BoPoMo/


For anyone teaching their kids bopomofo, here's an idea. Print out the above linked chart, glue to cardstock and cut out as game tiles (2 copies) for a game of Memory. Each player in turn turns over two tiles, pronouncing them, and if you get two of the same you collect them and earn a point. The winner gets a prize.
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Re: Home School

Postby Dragonbones » Wed Aug 09, 2017 21:51

Any new homeschoolers here? Just curious. We've received an official thumbs up for homeschooling our #1.
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Re: Home School

Postby SuperS54 » Thu Aug 10, 2017 11:01

Dragonbones wrote: We've received an official thumbs up for homeschooling our #1.


How, why and from who do you need to get an official thumbs up?!
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Re: Home School

Postby Dragonbones » Thu Aug 10, 2017 22:39

The government, of course, since schooling of children is obligatory.
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Re: Home School

Postby Big Vern » Fri Aug 11, 2017 03:30

Dragonbones wrote:The government, of course, since schooling of children is obligatory.


I didn't know that. Do you get one of those thumbs up OK signs to put in your window?
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Re: Home School

Postby jameschan88 » Sat Aug 12, 2017 13:32

You only need the official thumbs up if you are homeschooling your kids for primary school - not for preschool/kindergarten, right ?

Dragonbones wrote:Any new homeschoolers here? Just curious. We've received an official thumbs up for homeschooling our #1.
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