Once your child is ready, try out the Chinese Cross-Curricular Subjects and Other Fun Stuff. Your child might be ready very early on. Watching other kids speak a different language and have fun can help motivate children to want to learn a foreign language. There’s no need to watch any longer than a child is interested.
CHINESE CROSS-CURRICULAR SUBJECTS AND OTHER FUN STUFF
National Geographic is published in many different languages. From the USA website you can select the country you would like. At the time of this writing it’s a dropdown menu in the top right corner of the website.
A very popular lifestyle magazine that has been around for many years. You can find Elle magazine in many languages. I will list some of them here. If you don’t see the language listed here, try an internet search for it. Elle Magazine in Chinese.
“Free-to-Air” TV. You buy and install the satellite and receiver setup. After that, you can tune in to many foreign language channels broadcast from other countries. There is no monthly fee.
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The FTA List website has many tv channels, radio channels and podcasts produced by native speakers, for native speakers. You can search by language. Galaxy 19
and Galaxy 3c are two major channels. You can watch some of the channels via the internet.
Mama Cheung is a cooking show in Chinese, with English subtitles. Mama Cheung cooks a lot of traditional Chinese food, including mooncakes. She also uses her rice cooker to cook a lot of recipes other than rice.
This YouTube channel talks about a lot of English books, but they speak in Chinese. It’s meant for helping Chinese speak English. It’s a good channel for a student who is just starting to try videos meant for native speakers of the second language. It explain a lot of English idioms that are confusing for native Chinese speakers.
AtoZMapsOnline has historical maps, written in other languages. I’m able to access the website for free by logging in with my library card information. Check your own local library to see if they have a library membership.