Recommended Materials

My students and children all enjoy the following!!!

Miss Panda’s Reading Playground Collection

The Very Hungry Caterpillar (Chinese Edition)

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? (Chinese Edition)

Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! (Chinese Edition)

Good Night, Gorilla (Chinese Edition)

Dear Zoo (English and Chinese Edition)

Elmer’s Day (English–Chinese)

Beginning Reader Collection

Elmer’s Weather (English–Chinese)

Elmer’s Colours (English–Chinese)

Elmer’s Friends (English–Chinese)

Gordon & Li Li: Words for Everyday – 2nd Edition (Mandarin for kids)

Gordon & Li Li Learn Animals in Mandarin

Gordon & Li Li Count in Mandarin

Multimedia Learning Collection

Early Start Mandarin Chinese with Bao Bei the Panda Volume 1: Colors and Animals – DVD

Early Start Mandarin Chinese with Bao Bei the Panda, Volume 2: Numbers and Fruits – DVD

Early Start Mandarin Chinese With Bao Bei the Panda: Sports and Games – DVD

Little Pim Chinese (3-Pak Volume 1) – DVD

Chinese Culture Book Collection

All About China: Stories, Songs, Crafts and More for Kids

Adventures of the Treasure Fleet: China Discovers the World

Mei-Mei’s Lucky Birthday Noodles: A Loving Story of Adoption, Chinese Culture and a Special Birthday Treat

Ruby’s Wish

The Food of Taiwan: Recipes from the Beautiful Island

Feeding the Dragon: A Culinary Travelogue Through China with Recipes

Dim Sum for Everyone!

Apple Pie Fourth of July

Cat and Rat: The Legend of the Chinese Zodiac

Ms. Frizzle’s Adventures: Imperial China

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

Bringing In the New Year

Grandma Panda’s China Storybook: Legends, Traditions, and Fun

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon

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

The Nian Monster

Chinese Music Collection

Chinese Children’s Classics v 1.0 – A Little Mandarin

Little Dragon Tales: Chinese Children’s Songs

Chinese Lullabies


7 Steps to Raising a Bilingual Child

Mulan (Mandarin Chinese Edition)

Mulan with a Mandarin Chinese sound track with English and Chinese subtitles selectable on the disk.
**Please be aware that this disc has “Region 6” encoding, which means that it will not play on most DVD players sold in the US or Canada (“Region 1”).**

Panasonic S700P-K Multi Region 1080p Up-Conversion Code Region Free DVD/CD player, Xvid, USB Playback and photo slideshow with MP3 Music

This is an example of a “region free” DVD player that will allow you to play DVDs from other regions of the world.

  1. What a lovely selection! I notice that the Elmer books just have the Chinese characters alongside the English, while the Gordon & Li Li books just have the pinyin. As a non-Mandarin speaker myself, I really need a book that has both! Please let me know if there are any you know of, or would recommend.

  2. I have your cd and my kids love listening to it. Do you have other cd recommendations for kids to listen to in the car? Thank you!

    • Ni Hao! Thank you very much for your message. How wonderful to know that your kids enjoy listening to my CD! Your child might enjoy Little Dragon Tales: Chinese Children’s Songs. Keep in touch! Always keep learning fun, Miss Panda

  3. hi,

    Thanks for the info. I am a mother of two girls 3.5yr and 1.5yr. I speak mandarin at home, and the eldest attends mandarin daycare.

    I have been struggling to find a mandarin pinyin curriculum to teach at home. Something that includes a teaching guide to list fun activities, games, etc. to make learning fun at home. Can you suggest anything that works? I find getting my 3.5 year old to write in the chinese workbooks can be painful and slow.
    Sandy Yuen
    Toronto, Canada

    • Ni Hao Sandy, I think you are doing a great job with your little ones and you give them the maximum exposure to Chinese language. Writing Chinese characters takes time and the younger children enjoy painting and coloring “words”. So it might be fun with your older child. I have a collection of Chinese learning materials, programs and more on pinterest and I hope you find it resourceful. My First Chinese Words from Better Chinese might fit your needs as well.

  4. sorry, i should clarify. What resources do you recommend for teaching READING and WRITING? We already do most of the things you suggest – watching chinese children cartoons, speaking mandarin at home (and with grandparents, playdates), listen and sing mandarin chinese children songs in the car and at home, etc. etc.

    • I also recommend that you check out the resources at ChinaSprout and Childbook websites for more reading and writing materials. You are surrounding your children with Chinese language input and it is wonderful. Keep the great job!

  5. Hi, I would like to purchase an audio cd (iTunes) for Brown Bear, Dear Zoo and The Hungry Caterpillar.
    Is this something you have? Or could create?

    Thank you

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