We have the know-how and tools, you get to reap the rewards. So, what are the benefits of Kiddy Chinese for you and your child? Let us count the ways:
*2-10 minutes is based on one lesson mode. Playing two or more lesson modes will take up more time.
A reading session typically involves one lesson mode, but could combine several of the above modes, if you so desire.
A structured curriculum to teach Chinese, from basic one-character or two-character words, to phrases, to sentences and finally to stories.
Only teaches basic words
Usually teaches basic words.
Rare to find a VCD/DVD set with a structured curriculum that builds up from basic words to sentences.
Daily preplanned lessons, already prepared for you; just click on mouse to play; easy and convenient.
Need to spend much time and effort to prepare daily lessons on a continual basis.
Preplanned content, that can be played daily.
Every daily lesson is never the same; even the same lesson plays back differently each time.
Difficult to vary the lesson every day, as flashcards would need to be changed every day.
Lessons contained in each VCD/DVD are fixed, and cannot be varied.
Words are separated from pictures, to put the primary focus on words.
Usually shows pictures together with words on the same side of the cards; this distracts from the words.
Words may appear together with pictures.
Words may be separated from pictures.
Order of words is randomised.
Order of words can be manually changed.
Order of words is fixed.
Varying word fonts and font colours with every lesson played.
Word font and font colour are fixed on the flashcards.
Word font and font colour are fixed and cannot be varied each time the VCD/DVD plays.
5 different randomised pictures used to illustrate a word.
Only 1 picture is used to explain a word.
May have more than 1 picture (but probably less than 5), to illustrate a word, but pictures cannot be randomised.
3 different randomised voice-overs .
Limited to one voice enunciating the words.
May have more than one voice-over throughout the VCD/DVD, but voices cannot be randomised.
Choose from different ways of conducting a lesson, via flash method (with words and/or pictures) or multisensory method (with animations) or Quickflash.
Limited to only one way of presenting a lesson --- by just flashing the cards.
Does not allow for multisensory learning through video clips and animations .
Usually limited to one way of presenting a lesson, either by the flash method or the multisensory way with video clips and animations.
User has no choice as to how a lesson is conducted.
Fast speed of flashing at less than 1 second.
Difficult to consistently flash at less than 1 second.
May have fast speed of flashing at less than 1 second.
Offers a wide range of subject categories --- very comprehensive.
Only basic and general subject categories are available in the market.
May cover a wide range of subject categories.
Value for money, in terms of the wealth of information presented.
Expensive to buy flashcards beyond the basic subject categories.
Affordable option, that could offer plentiful information.
User-friendly feature, such as progress tracking of lessons done.
No progress tracking feature.
With Kiddy Chinese, your child will learn in a structured way, from reading basic one-character or two-character words, to phrases, to sentences, and finally to stories. Our incremental approach allows your child to strengthen his reading skills gradually, and increases his confidence as an independent reader. At the end of the course, your little one would have little qualms picking off a Chinese storybook from the bookshelf to read on his very own.
As your kid picks up more words with Kiddy Chinese, you will find his vocabulary and general knowledge growing from strength to strength. As a consequence, so will his communication skills and comprehension abilities. Communication-wise, your kid will have an arsenal of new words to express his feelings and thoughts, to describe things and happenings, and to use in his everyday speech with others. Comprehension-wise, he will understand much more of what he reads, whether from books, posters or billboards, and much more of what he hears, whether from the television, computer or radio.
So, what is a by-product of all this? You will be a happy witness to how your little darling is gradually growing into a bright and confident individual --- as you have always hoped.