We have just finished work on a China topic in our Geography Lessons. It has been interesting and R has definitely enjoyed it mashaAllah.
We used Google Translate to play around with how you say certain things in Chinese. She particularly loved hearing her name said in Mandarin!
She learnt the numbers in Chinese and how to say Hello, Thank you. Alhamdulillah, called a Chinese sister to find out how to pronounce Thank you – couldn’t figure it out with the transliteration (this was before we discovered Google Translate).
We looked at pictures and videos about The Great Wall of China and watched an interesting video about how China it turning into desert!
The book, Children Just Like Me, is absolutely fantastic. It is a book about children from different countries and how they live. R enjoyed reading about a child a little older than her who lives in China.
Enjoy the slides about some other fun hands on stuff we did (has instructions in case you wish to try any of it out):