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Mandarin Language iPhone Apps

Updated on January 1, 2011

Mandarin Language Apps for iPad, iPhone & iTouch

Early in our homeschool journey, my daughter expressed the desire to learn to speak Chinese. Shortly after we began to meet with a native speaker for private lessons, I got an iPhone. Much to our delight - we have found many Mandarin Language Apps with which she can practice her growing language skills. This lens highlights the many applications we love and use most frequently.

Chinese 4 Kids :: Animal Kingdom - by Mandarin Press

More than just a game, Chinese 4 Kids :: Animal Kingdom is the best edu-tainment game for kids learning Mandarin-Chinese! Of course, kids won't just be learning, they'll also be laughing and having fun with 25 of their favorite animal friends. It is a unique challenge tool that engages your child, encourages exploration, and helps them begin building a deep understanding of the relationship between pinyin (phonetics), Chinese writing strokes, simplified Chinese characters, Chinese vocabulary and English words.

Double Fireflies Chinese Flashcards

These bilingual flashcards are great for kids of all ages. The application features 67 different Chinese-English cards covering Animals, Colors, Shapes and Numbers. Players swipe to change cards, touch to flip the card over and shake to shuffle the deck.

Stickboy Learns Chinese

Stickboy Chinese combines rich media, interactive games, and a proven curriculum to make learning Chinese a natural and entertaining activity. Stickboy's unique curriculum has been successful teaching Chinese to beginners by weaving two proven methods of language teaching: Storytelling Method and Progressive Method.

Chinese Word Search

Available in both Lite and Pro versions ... the Lite version is ad supported and free (I obviously have this version) while the Pro version includes audio (I will be upgrading). The Lite version is simplified only while the Pro version provides an option of simplified or traditional Chinese.

The game is played on a grid, from 5x5 to 9x9, where Chinese characters are displayed. You look for meaningful words, phrases and sentences on the grid lined up in a line (horizontal, vertical and diagonal) with the help of the prompt at the bottom. You have a choice for the prompt: Chinese character, English or Pinyin.

Eson Putonghua

E-son Putonghua Game is an educational game developed to help players learn Putonghua in a fun way. Players develop their listening, memoriziing and identifying skills when E-son is sent to the supermarket to get some groceries for his mother. Players help him to identify the items which are read out in Putonghua or showed in Pinyin and then put them in E-son's cart.

What is Putonghua?

In everyday use Mandarin refers to Standard Chinese or Standard Mandarin (Putonghua / Guoyu / Huayu), which is based on the particular Mandarin dialect spoken in Beijing.

EMPIRE 5-Pack LCD Screen Protector with Lint Cleaning Cloth for Apple iPhone 3G 8GB 16GB [EMPIRE Packaging]
EMPIRE 5-Pack LCD Screen Protector with Lint Cleaning Cloth for Apple iPhone 3G 8GB 16GB [EMPIRE Packaging]

The product comes as 5 separately-packaged screen protectors that are easily applied ... use a credit card to help smooth out air bubbles.


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      Michelllle 4 years ago

      We'll try these too. Great Lens.