Frequently Asked Questions about Chinese learning
Q: I’m excited to try the activities on this website; can you please guide me on where to begin?
This video gives an overview of the various Chinese resources shared on this website! Please note that you can adapt these ideas to any language that your child is learning!Q: What Chinese books should I get for my child?
A: In order to expose a child to new vocabulary and concepts, a wide variety of books are necessary. Chinese books at home are important to foster a love of reading.
You can find all of our book reviews under the “Books We Love” tab.
- For a general overview of our favorite Chinese books for infants and toddlers, click here.
- A list of favorite Chinese books for preschool and early elementary-aged children can be found here.
- Detailed reviews of the 4 major Chinese leveled readers (Sagebooks, Greenfield, 四五快读,
Odonata) can be found here.
Q: Do you know of any Chinese music suitable for young children?
A: Yes! There are many wonderful Chinese music songs for kids! Click here for our favorite Chinese children’s music!
Q: Which Chinese apps and shows are educational for kids?
Q: Where can I find information about Mandarin Immersion programs and summer camps?
A: Mandarin Immersion Parents Council has a wealth of resources focused on Mandarin Immersion schools in the United States of America.
Q: Where can I find stroke order animation, Chinese character writing worksheets, and tools for creating my own flashcards?
A: Arch Chinese is an excellent learning tool for Chinese learners. The website has a dictionary, customized Chinese worksheets and flashcards, stroke order animation, and various printable games. Some of the content is free, but other resources are exclusive to subscribers.
Q: Where can I buy Chinese books and other resources?
A: This post lists all of the major online Chinese bookstores that sells children’s resources in simplified Chinese and/or traditional Chinese. Many of these stores have international shipping.