The other day, my 5-year-old daughter announced that she “changed the password” for her password-secured electronic diary book. My 7-year-old son, who already knows how to log into a network and type letters, now is pretty good at navigating several websites. It seems to be very easy, or even natural for kids to learn how to use electronics, even computer, since they play with them from very early years.
Keeping this in mind, we can take advantage of resources available in market to assist our kids to learn, for example, Chinese. There are many multi-media learning materials available nowadays: some are available as CD-rom; some are available online. Compared to the traditional way of learning, learning with multi-media is definitely more interesting for young learners. They may even think it is playing rather than learning.
The above video is a sample lesson taken from Chineseforsmartkids. It offers a program for 3-8 year-old kids to learn Chinese. The lessons are animated and cartoon like. It is very easy for kids to learn without understanding that they are actually learning. I find this entertaining approach for Chinese learning quite interesting and should be productive.
The good thing about this program is that it is downloadable and can be installed in several minutes. So if you decide to take the lessons, you can start right away.
There are two packages catering to two continuous levels of learning. The cost is USD 19,95 for an individual package and USD 34,95 for both, if you are interested.