Keep your kids’ Mandarin up over the summer
5Q Channel is a Chinese listening and reading site that features animated stories in Mandarin with both pinyin, traditional and simplified characters.
The stories are fun, the animation is good and because they’re read aloud even younger-grade children can easily follow along.
They also have iPad apps (great for long car rides)
You can sign up for a year’s worth of the site for $35 (via Paypal) here:
From their website:
Lu Feng Technology is committed to creating excellent Chinese digital educational products for the growing Chinese language market. We specialize in using computer animation to transform classic Chinese literary works into captivating multimedia for the modern audience. Our team of designers and animators specializes in designing multimedia content in Chinese. Our products are educational in nature, and our aim is to help all readers around the world to read classic tales easily
The 5QChannel Reading Website is an animation website that provides abundant animated classic stories. According to parents and teachers, there is a large need for suitable classics for children to read; we understand the difficulties children have in reading these classics in their original form. By reinterpreting well-known classic stories and creating a new way of learning and studying with multi-media devices, we provide a means for people to watch animation anywhere and anytime. We create digital reading with animations and thus the concept “Watch Animations and Get to Know the Classics” is realized.
To meet the global trend in learning Chinese, we will continue to produce animated versions of classic Chinese literature for the enjoyment of the growing global Chinese readership. We also provide abundant teaching materials and resources for teachers to use in class. The series of 5QChannel Curriculums are not only animations, but also includes a variety of teaching materials. We use vivid animations to inspire students to develop an interest and, at the same time, assist in teaching. By using these materials students can practice the ability of listening, reading and writing, and teachers can also use them to make their own lessons. In the future, we will continue with product development for Chinese learning and to create interesting digital contents with multimedia technology.