CLUB: Helpful Tips
Here are some suggestions on how you can make your Club membership productive, meaningful and enjoyable for your kids!
As members of the Dim Sum Warriors Club, your prime advantage is being able to interact ‘live’ with the creators and our 老师 teacher every week, during our livestream draw-alongs like the Bilingual Comic Jams or the nightly 成语成画 Chinese Idiom Doodle Dates.
Dim Sum Warriors Club Live Stream Dates
Schedule is subject to change
You also have the freedom to take your Dim Sum Warriors experience deeper, by making your own engagement schedule:
📙 Deliberately choosing a story in the app to read and practice
🎥 Visiting video recordings of past Bilingual Comic Jam sessions or 成语成画 Chinese Idiom Doodle Dates.
(Maybe you missed a couple, or maybe Uncle Colin went too fast… now you can follow at your own convenience, pausing where necessary.)
Making Your Own Schedule
🌟 LET THE KIDS’ INTERESTS LEAD YOU
Are they into sports? Did they go to the beach? Are they having trouble getting ready for school? Or is there a major festival coming?
Dim Sum Warriors stories cover a range of events (Earth Day, Chinese New Year, the Mid-Autumn Festival, etc) as well as a range of situations (frustration, anxiety, envy, etc).
Pick a theme and story you think will have resonance for your kids.
📅 PLAN A SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK
In fact, plan the schedule together with your kids so they can set their own goals.
Keep to a regular, fixed time.
👪 POWER TIP: Make it part of Family Time!
Drawing together with the kids is really fun for them as well as for you!
Here are some suggestions as to how you might plan your kids’ schedules.
They include a mix of reading, drawing along and also Chinese idioms 成语.
成语 Chinese Idioms
Use the 成语 Chinese idiom cartoon dictionary to see which idiom your kids want to learn.
- Only Club and Plus+ members get access to the draw-along videos.
- Only Club members get to join the ‘live’ 成语 draw-alongs.
We have Vocabulary Lists for each story.
You can also find the Vocabulary Lists in the Members-Only section. Look for this icon:
You can use them before and after the kids read each story, to see how many words the kids have learned.
You can even use the lists for 听写 (Spelling).
The story levels are not strict, and we actually encourage our readers to read across levels.
If you need the levels for planning, the estimated levels are as follows. You can also choose the stories based on themes, events or seasonal festivals.