Friday, 12 April 2013


I bought this set a long time ago but never got to use them. I was stunned by the sheer number of parts & i had no clue how to sort them or store them So i tucked it in a cupboard in its mint condition. Until, inspiration hit me.

I bought these compartmental boxes & store the pieces, sorting them by the varying strokes.

This is how it looks like on the inside.
Now that i got the storage sorted, i used this set to help sonshine in learning his 听写. Actually, truth is, he doesn't quite need this aid to help him but it adds a little more fun into his learning. He loved it!
To be really honest, i don't know how to use this learning aid. I thought i could use it to teach Sonshine the writing strokes but, the pieces are not broken down into individual strokes (the 王 in the 玉 is already pre-fixed). And i said earlier, the number of pieces is really overwhelming. It is very difficult to sort them. If you sort them by color, you may not know where to find a particular stroke you need. So i sorted them by strokes, but still it gets complicated when some strokes are the same but different (these parts are very hard to sort). Finding the right (size) stroke is another challenge. You want the words looking proportionate so you need to make sure each strokes are of similar size as the rest.
Guess, you can more or less tell if i would recommend this product huh? However, i cannot deny it is quite fun for the child. It is like playing with puzzles and adds some tinge of fun in learning. So, I'm sitting on the fence on this one. It is a 'good that you buy but no lost if you don't' in my category!

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