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App Review: Kids Learn Mandarin

Kids Learn Mandarin

We were given a download code to try out and review the new app from Fingerprint called Kids Learn Mandarin. Our download code allows us the complete access to all 12 lessons on the app. Opinions of the app are 100% our own.

A few years ago I got the idea in my head that I would like to learn Chinese. Mandarin Chinese actually. I bought books, started writing a bit of the language and even attended Chinese New Year celebration. I didn’t get, too far. I’d still like to learn the Chinese language but maybe I should start out a little smaller and try to get some basic lessons down. The way a kid would learn. So, when I get the chance to review language apps I generally say yes and try them out alongside my kids.

Kids Learn Mandarin

The Kids Learn Mandarin app is nice because it teaches children the language through fun activities, a little movie and stickers. Each of the 12 lessons has 8 activities, 1 movie and 20 stickers. The lessons are broken down into Numbers, Colors & Shapes, Animals, Fruits & Vegetables, Family & Occupations, Body Parts, Clothes, Toys & Transport, Sports & Hobbies, Things at Home, Eating & Drinking and Nature & Outdoors. Kids can play the different lessons in any order that they’s like however they do build on each other and it would make sense to play them in order. Continue reading App Review: Kids Learn Mandarin

Learn Chinese: Toy Story 3 iPad App Review

Eva and I received the new Disney Learning App: Learn Chinese: Toy Story 3. A few years ago I was interested in learning Chinese. I bought books and started a blog and did a few things to start learning the language. That did not last long. I couldn’t find a balance to help me learn. We started using this app and I think that if I keep up with it I may have a chance at learning the language. It is really innovative and cool.

What I really like about the app is that you can learn from it progressively. You start by reading the story in English, then you can switch to 75% English and 25% Chinese. This means that a few of the words are in Chinese and the rest in English. The story is read by a narrator or you can read it yourself and when you get to Chinese Word you can drag it to the bottom of the screen to hear it spoken. The story is simple and has many repeated words which helps you to learn. Since Eva is at the age where she is interested in learning to read it is a perfect time for us to explore this app together. Continue reading Learn Chinese: Toy Story 3 iPad App Review