Friday, September 11, 2009

Learning Chinese

Yahoo groups have been a treasured resource for me as an adoptive parent. I've learned so much from the experience of other parents who are rearing Chinese daughters. Now that my daughter is two-years-old, I've been researching language learning DVD's that may be helpful for introducing her to Chinese/Mandarin (and for me as well). A very helpful parent, on the Raising China Children Yahoo group, listed the following resources. (Thanks to Mary Ann for providing this list!)

For the net

http://www.chinese4kids.net/

For CDs

Tuttle Chinese for Kids (Love this because it comes with flash cards)Not only flash cards but lots of sentences as well, this is a car favorite.

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=tuttle+chinese+for+kids

Mei Mei and Jade (Audio and DVDs)

http://www.meimeiandme.com/index.html

http://www.followjade.com/videos/index.shtml

More DVDs

The Language Tree Mandarin

http://www.language-tree.com/mandarin.html

Early Start Mandarin with Bao Bei (cheesy production but good vocab)

http://www.myearlystart.com/index.html

2 comments:

a Tonggu Momma said...

We are huge Mei Mei and Jade fans in our house. The Tongginator also loves listening to the "Teach Me... Chinese" CDs in the car and the Mandy & Pandy series. Thanks for the other links!

MissMeliss said...

this is great info. i copied it on my blog so i could refer back to it, hope you don't mind! :)

hugs,
melissa