Using laminating pouches to learn Traditional Chinese characters

I teach J Chinese at home. I noticed his writing has became much clearer and neater. One thing that he is struggling is remembering how to write the Chinese characters of the more advanced ones. So I thought of an idea to help him remember.

What I did was to break the character into chunks. First I laminated some blank pouches so they are like transparencies (I don’t think they exist anymore). I then wrote out the parts on separate “transparency” (see pictures), so that when they are put together on top of each other I get the whole word.

J found this method extremely useful and he can now easily remember the words.

We also played a game of “What’s missing?” (see last picture) where I took out one of the parts and he has to write down the missing part.

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