Learning Resources

Here’s a list of books, movies and websites that has help us introduce Chinese to the family. If you know of any good Chinese books for kids or movies that are suitable. Please drop us a line in the comments below. Suitable Chinese movies and shows for kids are hard to come by.

Books to introduce Chinese characters to kids

The Pet Dragon: A Story about Adventure, Friendship, and Chinese Characters

Liu and the Bird: A Journey in Chinese Calligraphy

The Magic Brush: A Story of Love, Family, and Chinese Characters : 月星山林川舟水鱼炎朋龍公

My First Book of Chinese Calligraphy

In the Snow

At the Beach

1, 2, 3, Go! : 手足耗踏打推提拉路跳踢跑, 一二三四五六七八九十去

In the Leaves

In the Park : 土早蟲鳥鳴,果巢川坐傘

Chinese Reference/Dictionary for Kids

First Thousand Words in Chinese: With Internet-Linked Pronunciation Guide (Usborne Internet-Linked First Thousand Words) (Chinese Edition)

Chinese Storybooks for Kids

The Frog in the Well (Chinese – English bilingual book) (Chinese Edition) (English and Chinese Edition)

best-selling picture book inspired selection of the world – who mumble in my head

Children Storybooks about Chinese Culture

Fortune Cookie Fortunes

Kite Flying

Ling & Ting: Not Exactly the Same! (Passport to Reading Level 3)

Dim Sum for Everyone!

The Lost Horse: A Chinese Folktale

A Thousand Peaks : Poems from China

Chinese and English Nursery Rhymes: Share and Sing in Two Languages

The Monkey and the Panda

Books on Chinese Festivals

Moonbeams, Dumplings & Dragon Boats: A Treasury of Chinese Holiday Tales, Activities & Recipes

Chinese New Year

Lanterns and Firecrackers: A Chinese New Year Story (Festival Time)

Happy, Happy Chinese New Year!

Bringing in the New Year (Read to a Child!)

My First Chinese New Year

Chinese Zodiac

The Cat’s Tale: Why the Years Are Named for Animals

Cat and Rat: The Legend of the Chinese Zodiac (An Owlet Book)

Great Race

Reference Books on Chinese Characters for Parents

Fun with Chinese Characters 1: The Straits Times Collection 1 (English and Chinese Edition)

Fun with Chinese Characters 2 (Straits Times Collection Vol. 2) (English and Mandarin Chinese Edition)

Fun with Chinese Characters 3 (Straits Times Collection Vol. 3) (English and Mandarin Chinese Edition)

Analysis of Chinese Characters (Dover Language Guides)

The Way of Chinese Characters: The Origins of 450 Essential Words

Chinese Calligraphy: From Pictograph to Ideogram: The History of 214 Essential Chinese/Japanese Characters

Chinese Characters: A Genealogy and Dictionary (English and Mandarin Chinese Edition)

Family Friendly Chinese Movies for Kids

2008 Olympics: Beijing 2008 Complete Opening Ceremony

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Frequency list for word, character and phrases

Online Chinese dictionary

Most comprehensive resource on Chinese etymology

Useful general reference on Chinese characters


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