Two pages of ancient poems with Zhu Qidan's illustrations [Shenyang Daily]
An imaginative mom from Shenyang, northeast China's Liaoning Province, has made more than 100 drawings for her young son to help him understand ancient poems.
Zhu Qidan is an office clerk. As her work is not quite busy, she said she devoted all of her spare time in the past two years researching children's books, hoping to inspire her boy's love for reading.
A year ago, she taught her son an ancient poem, but found that it was rather difficult for him to comprehend. Therefore, she came up with an idea to make a drawing for each classical poem while adding simple notes.
To her relief, her son, who is now four, was able to understand the poem after looking at her illustrations.
Recently, her drawings have been shared by thousands on WeChat, a popular messaging app in China. For this, Zhu claimed, "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."
Zhou Yongmei, a parenting expert, said, "Educating children is a systematic project and an important part in family education. And the atmosphere of reading in a family is of great significance. Only when a child grows up in a family full of love can he or she have a sense of security."
The expert praised Zhu's talent in drawing and concluded that other parents should learn from her qualities including those of patience, carefulness and ability to encourage learning.
An ancient poem with colorful drawings made by Zhu Qidan. [Shenyang Daily]
(Source: Shenyang Daily/Translated and edited by Women of China)
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