Chinese language games developed to promote bilingualism in pre-schools

To promote the effective use of games in Chinese language learning, the Singapore Centre for Chinese Language (SCCL) and Seed Institute have jointly developed Fun Games for Learning Mandarin, a Chinese language teaching aid for pre-schools. -- S
To promote the effective use of games in Chinese language learning, the Singapore Centre for Chinese Language (SCCL) and Seed Institute have jointly developed Fun Games for Learning Mandarin, a Chinese language teaching aid for pre-schools. -- ST PHOTO: NG SOR LUAN

A set of 10 games has been developed as Chinese language teaching aids to promote bilingualism among pre-school children aged four to six.

The game set, titled "Fun Games for Learning Mandarin", is believed to be the first that is locally developed to teach a mother tongue language to pre-school children here.

The teaching aids were jointly developed by the Singapore Centre for Chinese Language and NTUC's Seed Institute which trains pre-school teachers, with sponsorship from the Lee Kuan Yew Fund for Bilingualism.

The games were launched at the third International Conference on Teaching and Learning Chinese as a Second Language on Thursday, by Senior Minister of State for Finance and Transport Josephine Teo.

More than 3,000 game sets will be distributed to all pre-schools here next week.