Hi! Welcome. Play乐学 (PlayLeXue) is a site for Chinese learning for children aged 3 and up (preschool to primary school) , featuring busy bags, book kits, Chinese books, workshops, reviews, and other bilingual fun.
About me: My name is Joey, and I’m a stay-at-home mum with two boys (Nov 2013 & Dec 2018) and one cat.
- I used to be a primary school Chinese Language teacher.
- My favourite subjects in school were Chinese and Art.
- My favourite part of teaching was creating games and fun activities to help children (especially those who resist Chinese) learn.
- I love reading Kid Lit (yes, picture books!!!) and anything related to teaching.
- I’m an only child, and I’m married to an only child. He is one of the co founders of Tinkertanker, a company that does education too, but for technology and coding. You can find many STEAM toys at their store gethacking.com
- I started PlayLeXue, or Play乐学, as a form of self-care—a creative outlet for my stay-at-home parenting.
- 乐, le, means “to enjoy”, or “happiness”.
- 学, xue, means “to learn”.
- PlayLeXue can also mean “Play 了, 学”, a Singlish-sounding phrase meaning “learn through play”. I considered “Play Already Learn”, but that didn’t sound very professional.
- I’d like this site to help promote bilingual education. Singapore’s a great environment for children to become effectively bilingual, and I hope to share our journey and contribute what we’ve learned.