In life, we all get a kick out of improving ourselves and becoming better versions of ourselves. Our brains have a way of rewarding us when we understand more and/or get things done. There’s something really satisfying about being accomplished, completing goals, and feeling useful. For kids, this kind of thing may not seem so imperative, but it actually is. If a child understands what it’s like to learn new things and feels the psychological benefits of improvement early on, then they’ll want to do that more as they grow. Kids who slack off a little more and aren’t bothered about things like schooling are in the habit of feeling that way.
I am bilingual and I would like both my children to learn Chinese, which is their mother tongue, as it will be very useful wherever they go. I am not great at teaching my children Chinese and have to find fun ways to get them to learn. We did this craft with our Lichfield Mandarin Club last year and this has proved to be a very useful way to teach children.