Kids Learn Mandarin Free - A Fingerprint Network App, by Fingerprint, is a great way to get kids started with a second language, and with Pei Pei the Panda as their guide you can be sure they're in good hands. Teachers With Apps gave this app a road-test with several dual language students. The app is completely intuitive; kids of any age can maneuver their way around the app and play any of the games with ease. Students were successfully identifying Mandarin words within minutes of play and able to explore this app in all the different game modes. Created in partnership with Hong Kong-based Digital Learning Company, this in-depth and playful app will not just keep kids entertained it will help them progressively learn a new language! As most research shows language acquisition happens in the first five to ten years of life. Our only suggestion would be to give a little bit more time between saying the word in Mandarin and then giving the English translation during lesson one. Also, if the app repeated the spoken word in Mandarin when tapped a second time, it would provide more practice and help with nailing the pronunciation of the words.KidsLearn Mandarin Beginner Edition helps your child get started learning one of the world's most popular languages. This introductory App includes the Numbers lesson: 8 Games, 1 Movie, and 20 stickers - free. Eleven additional lessons can be purchased separately or complete. GAME-BASED LEARNING Your child will be guided on a learning adventure across China playing our fully interactive series of progressive games. Each lesson includes ALL of the following games: •CLAM AQUARIUM –Tap the clam with matching word pictures to see what pops out. •SHOOTING HOOPS – Flick the basketball into the hoop with the correct Chinese word. •TURTLE HOP – Cross the river by hopping on the turtle shells with matching word pictures. •BALLOON POP – Listen in Mandarin and burst the balloon with the matching word picture. •COCO CLIMB – Climb the palm tree by tapping the coconut with the matching Chinese word picture. •TIC TAC TOE – Flip the tile with the matching Chinese word picture to get 3 in a row. •HOT AIR BALLOON – Tilt to catch the correct falling objects in your basket. •BRUSHSTROKE IN THE SAND – Learn to write Chinese characters on the sandcastle. •COLORING BOOK – Listen to the words in Mandarin and English while you color.