Hi Skritter community!
My name is Aaron. I’ve been learning Chinese (Mandarin) off-and-on for about 15 years. I started learning in California and at one point in 2001 I knew about 300 characters. Then I moved to Singapore and forgot a lot of it. Who would’ve thought I’d forget most of my Chinese in a mostly ethnic Chinese country, but the reality is that English is heavily spoken here.
Anyway, my five-year-old daughter has started her K2 school year and Chinese reading and writing (simplified) is a key focus. I wanted to be able to help her with homework, so I started studying again in earnest about nine months ago. I started by learning to read about 1200 words on HSK Levels 1-4 using the app “Chinese 3d”. But that only takes me so far, so I subscribed to Skritter to start learning to write characters as well. It’s pretty amazing how quickly you can learn using today’s technology (particularly coupled with the SRS algorithm). My goal is to learn to read and write 3,000 characters by the end of 2015. I appreciate any suggestions you have to help me hit my goal!