You and your kids can learn some basic Chinese language and customs with the See and Speak Chinese: Chinese New Year app. This simple and fun how to learn Chinese app provides a festive glimpse into the Chinese New Year celebration with holiday-related photos, spoken vocabulary words, and a Chinese memory matching game.
Since Chinese New Year is one of the most important Chinese holidays, taking place in January or February each year, it’s a perfect opportunity to use traditional Chinese words to introduce your kids to the Chinese language, as well as a multicultural learning experience. And to expand upon that, the developer (Tiny Red Wagon Studio) has created a simple how to learn Chinese for kids and parents with this iPhone and iPad Education app.
The See and Speak Chinese app showcases 15 different vocabulary words for some of the most common food and decorative items associated with this annual Chinese holiday. You and your kids will see 15 real-life photographs of traditional food and customary items. These Chinese New Year images include things such as Chinese dragons, dumplings, lanterns, red envelopes, firecrackers, new clothes, and noodles.
In addition to seeing real photographs of traditional holiday items, there is also the opportunity to see and hear each vocabulary word on the iPhone or iPad screen, in both English and Chinese. And for each Chinese word shown, the traditional pinyin characters are also displayed next to the word.
Kids will have fun toggling back and forth between the Chinese and English translation using the cartoon boy and girl character icons. Each time a Chinese word is spoken you will hear the native female speaker. The English word translations are spoken by a young American-sounding child. This simple how to learn Chinese app is a great casual introduction to the Chinese language and culture, making this language learning app good for younger kids. But the addition of simple one sentence explanations for each holiday-related item presented would really expand the educational value and make this iOS Universal app even better.
However, the See and Speak Chinese: Chinese New Year app does come with a re-playable memory matching game that includes all the holiday food and decorative items learned. And since all items are spoken in Chinese only throughout the gameplay, it’s a fun and practical way to reinforce the 15 Chinese words being learned.
See and Speak Chinese: Chinese New Year is definitely a quick, easy, and fun how to learn Chinese app that the whole family can enjoy. It’s a great way to introduce your kids to some Chinese New Year customs, vocabulary and authentic pronunciation (and sounds) without overwhelming them or you.
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