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Another New Game Art Update

Hey Chinese Fridge fans, just wanted to share another quick update on new art for the upcoming American Food vocabulary game!

In addition to the foods above, there are a few others that are sure to get your appetite for learning going.

We hope you’re as excited as us for the next app! Can you guess what the other food items will be?

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American Food Chinese Fridge: Sneak Peak for Next Game App

Hello Chinese Fridge fans! Sorry it’s been a while since the last update, we’ve been busy with some real world tasks and got a little distracted from this project.

That said, we’re happy to announce that things are moving forward quickly again and a new game covering American food vocabulary words is in the works! Here’s a sneak peak of some of the art.

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Cantonese Learning Game App Now Available

Finding a good Mandarin Chinese game app can be difficult, but finding a fun Cantonese learning app can be even more challenging. While Mandarin is our specialty, we made a free Cantonese learning app based on our Dim Sum game app because we’re based in America, where there has historically been a large number of Cantonese speaking Chinese communities in cities like San Francisco and New York.

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What is Mandarin Chinese? An Explanation With Quick Facts for Kids

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A lot of parents find themselves wanting to explain Mandarin Chinese to kids, but are unsure how to do so. To help you out, we’ve prepared some information that can help you clearly explain what Mandarin Chinese is to kids, along with facts and overview of the language since many parents find that they themselves are unsure about what Mandarin Chinese is and have questions of their own.

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Chinese Songs for Kids: 5 Easy Songs to Learn

One of the easiest ways to teach your student Mandarin is by having them learn Chinese songs for kids. Not only are Chinese songs for kids a quick and easy way to learn, there’s also an endless number of free videos that can help teach these songs to kids. To get you started, we’ve hand-picked five of the easiest Chinese songs for kids (videos all have simplified Chinese characters):

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Counting in Chinese for Kids Made Easy

We’ve noticed a lot of parents looking for ways to teach counting in Chinese for kids. Luckily, there are a lot of great resources to explain counting in Chinese for kids, which includes a wide range of free videos. Check these out:

This video not only teaches how to count from 1 to 10 in Chinese, it also includes a common Childrens’ song that helps practice the numbers 1 through 7, as well as a few other words. Includes Chinese characters, pinyin, and English translation.

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Free Summer Online Chinese Learning Resource For Kids in Immersion Classes

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A great, free resource to help kids learn and practice Chinese is available this summer — perfect for immersion students.

The website features online Chinese learning study materials for first grade through fourth grade, and is made free to the public by the Utah Chinese Dual Language Immersion STARTALK 2013 Summer website. Shout out to miparentscouncil.org for helping spread the word.

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Chinese School: A List of Chinese Immersion Schools Across the Country

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If you’re looking for a Chinese school for your student to attend, you may want to check out an invaluable list of Chinese immersion schools we discovered recently. In fact, your search for a Chinese school may be over when you see the this list of Chinese immersion schools, published online by the Mandarin Immersion Parents Council on May 21, 2013, but last updated August 7, 2012.

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