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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
Happy Year of the Dragon! As Lunar New Year celebrations continue, we wanted to highlight our “Best of” Chinese New Year posts which discuss holiday traditions, share our favorite books for kids, making dumplings, jiao tze, and more! Celebrating Chinese New … Continue reading
Happy Chinese New Year! 新年快乐! They’re back! On this auspicious day we launch Journey to the Terracotta City, our Chinese dragon Guang’s latest adventure! Follow Ling and Kai as they travel to China’s ancient captial, Xi’an, with Guang. Learn about the legacy … 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
PBS Parents interviewed aha!Chinese Co-Founder Karen Wu Audi for their recent piece “Ways to Introduce Your Kids to Foreign Languages.” by Grace Hwang Lynch (@hapamamagrace) Check out the full article for some useful tips but here’s an excerpt below: “Here’s … 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