Learning a Second Language in Childhood Expands a Child’s Horizons While Promoting Critical Thinking, Creativity, and Flexibility
Kids Learn Mandarin by Fingerprint created in partnership with Hong Kong-based Digital Learning Company, this immersive and vibrantly animated title improves on the original Kids Learn Mandarin app. Kids Learn Mandarin for Fingerprint features the network’s acclaimed progress reporting, which provides interactive updates to parents on their child’s achievements, subject mastery and suggested next lesson.
Kids Learn Mandarin takes a progressive and playful approach to teaching kids ages 3-8 a whopping 240 Mandarin words through 12 fully interactive lessons that cover a variety of subjects –numbers, colors, animals, food, sports, transportation and more. Hosted by Pei Pei the Panda, Kids Learn Mandarin includes 96 minigames, 12 lively music videos, 12 Chinese character writing lessons and a personal playground that kids can decorate with stickers they earn as they learn!
“Learning Mandarin is truly an investment in the future. Educators have linked learning a second language at a young age to higher test scores, greater confidence, and enhanced critical thinking skills,” said Nancy MacIntyre, CEO, and co-founder of Fingerprint. “For kids, learning a second language opens the window to our great big world. Kids Learn Mandarin is an app gem that delivers premium language lessons in fun app-sized bites for kids."
Mandarin, the national language of China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore, is spoken by more than 1 billion people worldwide and is considered one of the most important world languages by the U.S. State Department.1 In fact, more and more U.S elementary schools are teaching Mandarin in the classroom. By making early language learning accessible and appealing, Kids Learn Mandarin reaches kids during critical cognitive development and gives them a boost in life-long learning.
Kids Learn Mandarin is available in the iTunes App Store with a version that’s right for every family: with individual lessons ($1.99), a Beginner Pack of five lessons ($4.99) and the Premium Pack with all 12 lessons ($7.99). The entire collection and many other great, kid-safe experiences can be found on the games page of the Fingerprint network. In fact, many of the apps, including Kids Learn Mandarin, offer free, lite versions to sample before buying.
Fingerprint Digital is a mobile entertainment company for kids and the creator of Fingerprint Play, the first kids' mobile learning and entertainment network, providing kid-safe gaming with a connection to parents. The Fingerprint network includes 28 edutainment apps from 13 countries. Fingerprint is funded by leading consumer tech investors including Corus Entertainment and K2MediaLabs. For more information, visit www.fingerprintplay.com or www.facebook.com/