DailyNoodles provides fun, daily exposure to Mandarin Chinese for American families with young kids. We support language learning and Chinese language enrichment for families whose parents may not speak much or any Chinese at all.
This “DN Chinese” app is built around a simple, charming original DailyNoodles’ story “A Fishing Adventure”. It is designed to introduce or reinforce your child’s Mandarin Chinese through the friendship of a bunny and a bear as they set out to catch some fish. Key themes are friendship, patience, problem solving, and persistence. Do you think bunny and bear catch anything on their journey? This story has its bumps in the road but a surprise in the end makes everyone smile.
This app features:
•The core “A Fishing Adventure” story with English or Mandarin Chinese audio and written English, Chinese and PinYin pronunciation.
•A Change the Story option allows your child to change the ending of the story to extend the fun and expand vocabulary
•A Vocabulary page that highlights key words from the story
•A Create a Postcard feature that allows your child to take a picture with the story characters and share with friends and family
•And “Extras”-- sneak peek videos; more fun ways to expose your child to Mandarin Chinese
Your children can engage with our “A Fishing Adventure” story in multiple ways!
•“Read to Me in Mandarin Chinese” --listen to the narrated story with sentences highlighted as they are read, requires manual page turns
•“Read to Me in English” --listen to the narrated story with sentences highlighted as they are read requires manual page turns
•“Auto Play in Mandarin Chinese” --the story plays like a movie, automatically reading and turning pages
•“Auto Play in English” --the story plays like a movie, automatically reading and turning pages
•“Read it Myself” --read the book on your own at your own pace using Mandarin Chinese characters, English or PinYin
•Picture / Word association —touched items in illustrations are spoken when words are touched
•Individual sentences are highlighted and are read aloud when tapped
•Professional audio narration by Chinese language instructor, Po-Wen Chen
•Custom background musical score for each scene
•Fun, fresh illustrations by Justine Playford of Lemon Zebra Designs
•A “Universal App” optimized for iPads and iPhones
Recommended ages: 2 to 8
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