Repetition is the key for little children to learn a language. That is why we observe a child repeat everything s/he hears until one day s/he can use the new words. In an environment the language is spoken most of the time, it is easy for the child to receive enough input; but what about an environment that the language is not used; for example, learning Chinese in a foreign country while the parents are not Chinese?
The best way for little ones to learn a foreign language is to introduce good cartoons and let him/her watch it over and over until the child knows it by heart. So here I am going to introduce an excellent cartoon series: Miffy and Her Friends. Simple pictures, simple sentences, enough repetition. Little children love Miffy, they for sure will love this Miffy who speaks Chinese!
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