We only use the cards with numbers (0-9). After shuffling the cards, we’ll each take one and see whose card has a bigger number. The person with the bigger number keeps the opened cards. Then that person gets to draw first. If the numbers are the same, then we draw again, till there’s a difference. At the end of it, the person with the most cards wins. At first, she couldn’t tell which number is bigger. She has to count from 1 and whichever number that comes later is bigger. After a few days of playing (errr... more like training), she was able to tell... well, 90% of the time she gets it right. hehehe
Now that she’s quite good with the numbers in English, I started to teach her in Mandarin. She still has problems translating from Mandarin to English. She can recite from 1 to 10 in Mandarin but if I test her randomly, she’s not very sure. For example, if I ask her what’s qi1 in English, she can’t answer "seven" immediately. And we’re only talking about 1 to 10 here. 1, 2 and 3 - she’s very confident. 4 and 5 - sometimes unsure. 6 to 10 - she has to hide and count silently from 1 to give the answer. Looks like we need to "play" more.
~ creating our own game ~And this is how didi plays with the cards...
~ making a mess ~