May 30, 2021
HelloBao was started by a mum who wanted to bring meaningful play into homes. Rooted in Montessori philosophy, HelloBao materials celebrate the learning process and encourages curiosity about the world we live in. HelloBao’s 华文好好玩 Mandarin sensory cards series offers young learners 2 levels of tactile cards to help build a strong foundation in Mandarin. The inspiration for these cards come from the Montessori Method of teaching English to children. In the English curriculum, children are introduced to the language through the use of sandpaper letter cards – created from letters cut out of sandpaper and mounted onto separate pieces of wood.
In the same way, the tactile experience of the 华文好好玩 sensory cards satisfies a young child’s curiosity and motivation to learn while familiarising them with Chinese at the same time. Similar to Montessori’s English curriculum, children are then invited to learn the strokes and characters in this pack by tapping on their visual and muscular memory.
Drawing on the Montessori Method of using realistic representation, the painted character cards in this pack contain hand-painted watercolour illustrations by a Singaporean artist, representing each character in a realistic way. We hope that this enables children to better relate to the images, associate them with their environment and develop an appreciation for the natural beauty around them.
Designed with young learners in mind, these cards are a fun, meaningful and engaging way for children to learn this rich and beautiful language. Our goal is not only to develop materials that better cater to our little ones' thirst for knowledge but to also equip fellow parents with easy-to-use tools to engage and support their child.
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