Frequently Asked Questions
Q: I’m excited to try the activities on this website; can you please guide me on where to begin?
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.