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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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Explaining Chinese Writing to Kids: It’s Not an Alphabet

Cover page of the Shuo wen zhen ben, a dictionary dedicated to etymological descriptions of Chinese characters.

Author’s Note: If you’re looking for a Chinese alphabet that resembles English, check out our article explaining Pinyin.

Many parents who visit our website are looking for a guide to help explain written Chinese to kids, often searching for information about a “Chinese Alphabet.” But while English speakers are used to writing using a phonetic system, written Chinese is not an alphabet, but instead a vast set of distinct characters that have an assigned pronunciation (or sometimes more than one pronunciations, based on usage and meaning).

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