- Say the basic Chinese characters in Mandarin
- Read and write these words in Pinyin ( Chinese alphabet)
- Read and write these words in Chinese characters
Learning the basic Chinese characters is not too difficult. As you may have known, the basic Chinese characters were developed from pictures long ago. In details, the basic Chinese characters-2 are:
日 rì (sun, day)
月 yuè (moon, month)
云 yún (cloud)
天 tiān (sky, day)
水 shuǐ (water)
火 huǒ (fire)
山 shān (mountain)
石 shí (rock)
鱼 yú (fish)
子 zǐ (child)
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 this topic.
Search for laoshilinda (all one word lower case) and then choose Basic Chinese characters-2.
The video here explains how to use Quizlet https://vimeo.com/113241642
You do not need to know any Mandarin yourself to use any of these resources.
Please let me know if you have any questions.