New Chinese Learning Apps for Kids in 2022

In edu-tech, nothing stays still.  This post is a round up of the new entrants and major upgrades that have happened in the Chinese Learning Apps for Kids space during first half of 2022.  The exciting part is that there are some small “mumtrepeneur” businesses, along with homegrown Singaporean startups, that are now rivalling theContinue reading “New Chinese Learning Apps for Kids in 2022”

Maomi Stars:  review of the best Chinese literacy app for preschoolers

What is Maomi Stars? Maomi Stars is a Chinese literacy app for children, perhaps an equivalent to the English kindergarten literacy apps like Starfall, ABC Mouse or Reading Eggs.  It’s been meticulously researched, and tested on children, and offers several great advantages over other Chinese learning apps out there. My kids have road-tested A LOTContinue reading “Maomi Stars:  review of the best Chinese literacy app for preschoolers”

Skritter review: app to learn Chinese characters and tingxie

Skritter is the BEST way we’ve discovered to practice tingxie. Spaced repetition, customised wordlists, and effortless progress tracking. It includes pronunciation, tones, and much more.

App comparison: iHuman Hongen Chinese (洪恩识字) versus Wukong Literacy (悟空识字) for learning Chinese characters

Our favourite Chinese literacy apps are iHuman Chinese Hong En Literacy (洪恩识字) and Wukong Literacy (悟空数学).  Both of iHuman app and Wukong Literacy app are designed for children who have a sound spoken understanding of Mandarin, and are starting to learn characters/words in Simplified Chinese form.  These are great apps for learning Chinese characters. This reviewContinue reading “App comparison: iHuman Hongen Chinese (洪恩识字) versus Wukong Literacy (悟空识字) for learning Chinese characters”

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.

How to help a child 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.

iHuman 洪恩识字Chinese Reading Package and Pen: Review

iHuman Shizi 洪恩识字 is a wonderful Chinese literacy curriculum filled innovative graphics which has taught my children Chinese. There is a set of 130 physical picture books, with a reading pen to learn 1300 characters, which follows the app.