A school district in Minnesota is expanding Chinese instruction at its schools, according to the Pioneer Press.
The north-metro school district in White Bear Lake has expanded world-language classes in elementary schools for all grades, including Chinese lessons for kids.
Lincoln and Vadnais Heights adopted Mandarin Chinese as the result of parent surveys and changes will take place next year, according to the article posted Jan. 13.
In our opinion, the parent surveys that spurred this education policy change show the need for Chinese games for kids and are a true sign that parents are interested in having their students learn Chinese, but feel that their child’s education system is currently under-serving their needs in the realm of Chinese language instruction.
We hope Chinese Fridge can be an important tool for the parents, kids and teachers in this school district and others like it across the United States. Hopefully the game can facilitate learning for these kids as the education system transitions into adopting a greater role for Mandarin Chinese.