Sarah's first attempt to publish her own book.
She has been making attempts to write letters, copy words (both English and Chinese characters) on random scraps of paper.
2 weeks ago, I've prepared some small booklets so that she can start writing in them like the 'Letter Getter' series.
I read a friend's blog motherkao.com and picked up some ideas on how to get Sarah started.
Since she is only 4 years and 4 months old, I assisted her by telling her that we are going to write a book on numbers.
I've chosen the theme on 'bugs' to align with the school's theme.
She named the bugs that she has learnt in school and I wrote using a highlighter.
But getting her to trace over the words it also helps with penmanship and modeling, as she still tends to get a little confused by the orientation of the letters.
After tracing the letters, we run through the words again to reinforce word recognition.
Then she started drawing.
It's quite a big project for a 4 year old, after 2 hours. She was exhausted so we took another day to colour the pictures.
She is most confident in recognizing the last 2 Chinese characters - 'Kun Chong' which means bugs in Chinese.