About the game: This simple matching activity introduces children to 12 different structural patterns of Chinese characters. Players match each of the 48 pattern cards to a corresponding Chinese character card and use the answer sheet to check their pattern pairs. All character cards have English definitions on the back and more than 80% of these compound characters are from YCT level 1.
Number of players: 1-10
Card dimensions: 50mm x 50mm
Number of cards: 96 cards
Packaging: package free, cello band only
The accompanying scheme of work provides teachers with an additional 8 hours of teaching materials and is designed to consolidate and extend learning from the game.
Introductory activities introduce children to patterns in Chinese culture such as porcelain, silk embroidery and in the decorations on buildings. The games, quizzes, reading and sequencing activities that follow further familiarise children with the structural patterns in Chinese characters and focus on recognition of all 80 words required for passing YCT level 1.
The guide includes clear step-by-step teaching and background information for non-specialist teachers.