We finished our study on China last week. The kids really enjoyed it. I think they enjoyed learning how to write their names in Chinese the most.
The kids in China start learning calligraphy by age 6 and seeing how the characters for their words and sounds look, I can understand why. It's very technical. I am thinking that a dash drawn the wrong size might mean something not intended. Lucky for my kids, they don't live in China! They have penmanship issues once in a while. Interesting that their cursive is much nicer than their print. Handwriting Without Tears cursive book is great. My son just started cursive, and he is already nicely making words. It's a great program. Definitely no tears.
Here is what our white board looked like.
Some of the books I used for China were D is for Dancing Dragon, and China.
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