Chinese audiobooks have significantly improved our Chinese speaking and reading skills. Here are tips on how to choose and use audiobooks to boost fluency and literacy!
Sagebooks is an excellent curriculum that uses spaced repetition and short stories to teach kids how to read 500 Chinese characters and basic sentences. Simplified and traditional Chinese versions are available.
Madeleine Editions is a multilingual, multimedia publisher that specializes in charming Tales in Music for children ages 3-7. Eva Lou, the creator, shares her passion for creating unique eBooks and behind-the-scenes production process.
We love the 樂樂文化 Le Le Chinese Reading Pen system, which teaches 1000+ traditional or simplified characters through 300 stories! My kids love the stories, and the reading pen is so helpful for non-fluent families.
Chinese New Year holiday through books, audiobooks, and activity books for kids in Chinese and English! So many great books to learn about Spring Festival!
一个不能没有礼物的日子 is a touching Chinese Christmas story about a bear family that finds joy in discovering gifts of familiar items. The book comes with a CD and has a wonderful message for children.
The best websites and apps with free narrated multilingual books including stories in Chinese, English, Spanish, French, Arabic, and Korean!
Chinese Graded Readers of the Chinese Library Series is an excellent set of books for beginner Chinese learners. Pinyin & English translations accompany the simplified Chinese text.
Rhythm and Tones: Chants and Songs for Learning Chinese is a fantastic book and CD for families starting the Mandarin Chinese learning journey!
Ximalaya has thousands of free audiobooks, but the entire program is in Chinese. Here's how to use Ximalaya if you can't read Chinese!
Ximalaya 喜马拉雅 is an app and website with free Chinese audiobooks for children! Bookmark these amazing narrators and popular Chinese books to enjoy with your kids!
Taoshu books are based on a popular Singaporean cartoon. The series has large font Chinese characters and nice audio narration - great for beginner readers!
A collection of meaningful picture books written in simplified and traditional Chinese. The bilingual CD is in Mandarin and English with pleasant classical music in the background.
识字儿歌 (Shìzì er gē / Word Songs) is a set of illustrated nursery rhymes and workbooks accompanied by a CD. I highly recommend this for children who are starting to learn Chinese. The simplified Chinese text is printed clearly with pinyin below each word.
The Greenfield 我自己会读 I Can Read series has 96 short, humorous children's stories that are illustrated beautifully and build reading confidence. The CDs give exposure to native Mandarin or Cantonese. In addition, workbooks and flashcards are included.
A roundup of the most educational Chinese apps for kids, including the best audiobooks, math, science, writing, and dictionary apps.