Top recommendations for books, apps and learning resources to help your child learn Chinese
Category Archives: Tips for non-Chinese speaking parents
Youdao Dictionary Pen Review 有道
Youdao Smart Pen translates any printed text effortlessly and fluently from Chinese into English and vice versa – and it does it miles better than Google Translate.
English Guide to Taobao and TMall
A comparison of prices for Children’s Chinese books bought directly on Taobao versus through agents; and a guide to show how to order items from Taobao for those of us that cannot read Chinese.
Co-Curricular Classes for Kids Taught in Chinese available online and in Singapore
Co curricular activities which are taught in Chinese are great ways to give your children more language exposure…. learn about great music, dance, drama and art classes conducted in Mandarin in Singapore.
How to teach a child to read Chinese (when you can’t speak it yourself)
How I taught my eldest daughter to read 1300+ Chinese characters within 6 months, as non-Chinese speaking parents.
Luka Compatible Books
List of books which are compatible with Luka Reading Companion, split by age groups.
Luka Hero versus Luka Reading Robot Review for Chinese book reading
Review of Luka Hero and comparison with the original Luka Reading robot. Luka Hero can read Chinese children’s books, and recognise any written Chinese characters, including handwriting. Click to learn more!
Best Chinese Levelled Reading Books
A quick comparison of five series of Chinese readers for children, to help in your journey of finding books for beginning readers. Compares Le Le, Sage, Scroll, Si Wu Kuai Du, and Pan Asia.
Review: Luka Reading Robot for Chinese
Help your child read Chinese with this Chinese reading robot. Luka Luka and Luka Hero can read thousands of picture book aloud in Chinese. Click to read more.
Sagebooks 500: Chinese Levelled Reader Review
Sagebooks taught my 2 & 4 year olds to read Chinese characters, and are either loved or hated by most. Here’s how we made a success of reading Sagebooks in our non-Chinese speaking family.