1.Say the names of some creatures in the sea in Mandarin
2. Ask and answer questions using the sentence patterns
Learning the basic words about the creatures in the sea is not that hard. As you may have discovered, the word海hǎi (means sea) is the root word for some creatures in the sea. In details, the names of the creatures are:
大海 dà hǎi-sea
海龟 hǎi guī-turtle
海星 hǎi xīng-star fish
海豚 hǎi tún-dolphin
海狮 hǎi shī-sea lion
海马 hǎi mǎ-sea horse
海草 hǎi cǎo-seaweed
海滩 hǎi tān-beach
The sentence patterns are:
大海里有什么？ dà hǎi lǐ yǒu shén me?-What's in the sea?
大海里有海龟。 dà hǎi lǐ yǒu hǎi guī.-There are turtles in the sea.
I have made a set of cards on Quizlet (quizlet.com or download the app for phone or ipad) to help your child practice learning the names of the creatures.
Search for laoshilinda (all one word lower case) and then choose sea.
The video here explains how to use Quizlet https://vimeo.com/113241642
You do not need to know any Mandrin yourself to use any of these resources.
Please let me know if you have any questions.