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Recent media reports citing scientific research on the cognitive benefits of bilingualism show a movement toward embracing a more multilingual society. Contrary to widespread belief during much of the 20th century, being bilingual positively affects the ability to plan, solve … Continue reading
In the soon-to-be released Volume II in our Chinese for Children learning series, Journey to the Terracotta City, join Ling and Kai as they travel through time to ancient China with Guang, the Chinese dragon! They’ll visit Xi’an, in northern … Continue reading
Learning to speak a foreign language isn’t simple, but teaching kids Chinese is easier than you may think. Children absorb language like sponges–especially if it’s fun. With our multimedia learning kit, children watch, listen, repeat and sing as they learn … Continue reading
For those parents who have been debating over what is the right age to introduce their children to a second language, the answer seems to be: Start them from 0-6 months old. Children raised in bilingual homes don’t suffer from … Continue reading
Are bilingual children smarter? 7 reasons to teach your child a second language: from the cognitive to cultural benefits
1. Bilingual babies develop specific cognitive functions for speech development. According to researchers from the University of Washington’s Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences, bilingual infants “can discriminate phonetic units from both languages with increasing age. Our results suggest that … Continue reading
Get ready for school by having your kids learn these phrases in Chinese. Their teachers are bound to be awestruck and will reward your kids with a “好棒!” (hǎo bàng) or “Awesome!” 1. Hello! 您好 Nín hǎo 2. Good morning … Continue reading
Learning a foreign language can be as fun (and effective) out of the classroom, as in the classroom. With summer in full swing, we explored some alternatives to traditional textbook learning. 1) Join a playgroup. Foreign language targeted playgroups have … Continue reading
We are excited to bring you our new free online Chinese videos for kids! The videos feature Yuan Yuan and her little friends. In them, Yuan Yuan teaches words, phrases and expressions that build upon our award winning Let’s Go … Continue reading
A simple way to make reading and writing Chinese characters easier for kids learning Chinese is to teach them about the pictures behind them. A fun game to play with children is to see if they can guess which Chinese character … Continue reading