“Miao Mi” Mandarin Immersion Shows
Parents were excited to discover a quality streaming program that entertains and teaches Mandarin Chinese to children. Testers felt that the content of the shows was compelling and held their children’s interest. The shows are available in both English and Chinese which helps to ease the transition into learning a new language, especially for this age. By switching back and forth between both languages, the words and concepts take hold and slowly become more familiar. The Miao Mi classroom program teaches simple words and phrases through animated flash cards which help reinforce the lessons. Testers appreciated the lessons where one phrase at a time is taught. These are really quick lessons (under 2 minutes) where kids learn ‘Good morning’ and similar useful phrases. The characters appear wi and the narrator speaks in English and Mandarin while your child sees images that reinforce the phrase (i.e. a sunrise). When one ‘episode’ is done, the next automatically starts, which is helpful is keeping children’s attention.