Perhaps you’ve mastered learning Mandarin Chinese, and maybe even Chinese characters, but have you tried understanding ancient Chinese poetry? One creative mom from Shenyang, in northeast China's Liaoning Province, was inspired to help her son by illustrating more than 100 drawings for her young son, to help him understand ancient Chinese poetry.
Many parents want to inspire and motivate their children to read and enjoy all forms of literature, but one mom has taken it a step further. An office clerk by day, for the past few years, Zhu Qidan spent her free time searching for the perfect material for her child, and came upon a set of ancient Chinese poems. They were too hard for her four year old son to follow, but by telling the story through pictures rather than words, she was able to help her son understand.
Recently, her amazing drawings have been shared by thousands on WeChat. Totally overwhelmed by the response, Zhu said, "I am just a mom who loves my child very much and likes to make attempts to let him learn in a more efficient way." But, Zhou Yongmei, a parenting expert, praised Zhu's talent at drawing and concluded that other parents should learn from her qualities including those of patience, carefulness and ability to encourage learning.
[Images via Women of China]