As English-speaking parents attempting to raise bilingual and bi-cultural kids (let's face it: Chinese school dropouts hoping that Mandarin Immersion will make our kids more fluent than we are), we've been delighted to see many resources emerge in the past few years from creators like us!
We mentioned some of these in our parenting episode which you can listen to here or on your favorite podcast app:
Many of these books are self-published so consider buying directly from the authors or independent bookstores when you can. Be sure to enter our giveaway on Instagram or Facebook to win several of the items mentioned below!
Bitty Bao series by Lacey Benard and Lulu Cheng available in Traditional Chinese or Simplified Chinese with Pinyin and English
Baby Snack Time by Judy Li, illustrated by Grace Kelly Zhang
Mina Learns Chinese series by Katrina Liu available in all Simplified or Traditional Chinese with Pinyin and English
I Love Boba by Katrina Liu available in English Only or Traditional Chinese with Pinyin and English
La La Learn app for iPhone and iPad by Alice Han featuring children's songs with Chinese characters, Pinyin, and English translations and karaoke mode
Mina Learns Chinese Instagram Reels featuring lists of shows and movies on Netflix and Disney+ with Chinese language audio tracks
sequel: Eyes That Speak to the Stars by Joanna Ho (coming Winter 2022)
More on Angela's Goodreads list: Asian children's books
Lunar New Year books
Tastes of Lunar New Year by Cheryl Yau Chepusova, Isabel Foo, and Mori Chiang
More on Angela's Goodreads list: Lunar New Year kids books
Avery & Me baby goods featuring Asian food puns, Chinese characters, and personalization!
A Jar of Pickles stationery, accessories, and clothing featuring Kirstie Wang's cute graphics. Kids' clothing sold out for the season, so follow her on social media or email to get notified of future drops!