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Sunday, February 14, 2010

Mandarin Chinese links - updated Sept. 18, 2010

Here are some links that I have found to be useful. I will be updating this regularly.


Type in a word and hear how to say it. -


Beginner-level, free reading material. -

A variety of reading material. - A Chinese Text Sampler


Learn Chinese characters - Sagwa on PBS Kids


Cartoons in Mandarin - click on a picture and see what you get! - cartoons


Chinese children's songs

Children's songs in Mandarin


Child Book

Better Chinese - we're using My First Chinese Reader Level 1. We found them here, but ordered from Child Book. (see above link) There's a great free online trial available, as well.


Many stories from Sun Flower Language Studio

A Fox and a Cat

The Very Hungry Caterpillar


Lion King - Can You Feel the Love Tonight

Lion King - I Just Can't Wait to Be King

Lion King - Hakuna Matata

NEW - Jungle Book - Bare Necessities


Language Guide GREAT interactive site.

Kids Chinese Club only 3 lessons, but they got Bug off to a good start. We did a 12-week subscription for $12, then canceled. She got a lot out of it.

Chinese For Kids

Free online lessons


Posts from my blog

Bug's first try at Chinese writing

Video of Bug counting to 10 in Mandarin

Chinese New Year's Eve party 2010


Wenjonggal said...

What a great list of resources! Thanks!
I am here via your comment at Baining's blog that you have the Chinese Readers too! I am glad to know I am not the only one in the world who has them! I ordered our first set from and immediately after ordering they took them off their website availability!

I'll come back and check out your blog more later. For now suffice it to say I'm glad to have found you, and the Chinese New Year's feast looks great! (well, I could do without the chicken "legs"! :D )

Jay said...

Hi, It is Baining! Wow love these resources also! Love, love, love all the short video stories! I want to add you to my blog roll but not sure how? I will work on it!!

Bug's mom said...

I've added your blogs to my Mandarin links page. I hope that's ok. If not, let me know.

Soultravelers3 said...

Great links, thanks so much!

We're monolinguals raising a trilingual so I've been scouring the internet for good links like these.

My child is going to be spending the next several winters in Asia in an all Mandarin school, so we are trying to get prepared.

We've taken a class through Johns Hopkins Univ which was really great & gave her lots of one on one practice with native speakers over Skype.

We're on an open ended, non-stop world tour as a family ( since 2006) so we live a digital life & so digital & free or cheap resources work best for us.

Bug's mom said...

Hello SoulTravelers3! I'm glad that my links were of use to you. Enjoy your travels and adventures.