Recommended DVDs, Videos & iApps

Little Pim

Little Pim is an award-winning foreign language immersion DVD series for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. There are currently six theme-based DVDs that use our unique Entertainment Immersion Method™, which combines animation and real kids, teaching simple words and phrases for everyday activities. Each program is available individually or in a discounted three-disc set.

Currently there are 10 languages available: Spanish, French, Mandarin Chinese, Italian, Japanese, Hebrew, English (ESL), German, Arabic, and Russian. Little Pim is also the winner of ten top consumer awards in the US.

  • Little Pim Eating & Drinking (Disc 1) –Chinese Mandarin
  • Little Pim Wake Up Smiling (Disc 2) –Chinese Mandarin
  • Little Pim Play Time (Disc 3) –Chinese Mandarin
  • Little Pim In My Home (Disc 4) –Chinese Mandarin
  • Little Pim Happy, Sad & Silly (Disc 5) –Chinese Mandarin
  • Little Pim I Can Count (Disc 6) –Chinese Mandarin

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Follow Jade!

Learn to speak Chinese the fun and easy way with Jade.

Your teacher Jade takes you to China where you will visit Chinese Kindergarten, Chinese market, Chinese park, Chinese farms and more. You will meet many friends in China and learn to speak and sing in Chinese.

Children and parents a like will enjoy learning Chinese, following proven Jade’s method of gentle introduction.

You don’t need any prior background in Chinese to learn from Follow Jade.

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Baby Learns Chinese!

Yama Chan grew up in Hong Kong and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from University of California, Berkeley and earned a Master of Business Administration from The University of Chicago.

She has always had an appreciation for learning multiple languages. After reading the book, ‘How to each Your Baby to Read’, Yama started using the flash card method to teach her twin boys how to recognize Chinese characters and English words. They were almost 1 year old at that time.

She found that even though her boys could not speak yet, they were able to recognize the Chinese characters after seeing them a few times. It actually took them longer to learn English words. She thinks her boys found Chinese characters easier to remember because Chinese words are inherently images.

To them, each Chinese character is a picture that represents a certain object. It doesn t matter how complicated the Chinese characters is, as long as the character relates to things that they are familiar with in every day life, they had no problems recognizing and reading the characters.

By age 2, her boys were able to recognize about 100 Chinese characters. They are 4 now and they love reading Chinese words. Chinese is a very difficult language to learn and Yama believes that it s important for children to build a good Chinese foundation and start learning Chinese as early as possible. The earlier children learn Chinese, the easier it is, especially in reading.

As reading Chinese requires memorization, the capacity of a child to memorize is at its best when they are still babies. With a group of dedicated parents and educational professionals, Yama formed Chinese for Kids Ltd, to develop the flash card method of learning Chinese into a DVD series with stimulating images and sounds: Baby Learns Chinese DVD series.

Visit Baby Learns Chinese! for more details.

 

Recommended Videos

Elmo- Sesame Street in Mandarin!

 

Recommended iApps

– Chinese 4 Kids
– Panda Radicals Chinese Flashcards
– Kid Lingo Pre School Mandarin
– Feed Me!
– Mandarin Study Buddy

Please see the link below for more apps we recommend for children learning Mandarin:

Apps for Learning Mandarin