Playful Chinese is a podcast about learning everyday Chinese that you can use with your child. About seeing Chinese culture beyond the surface level and connect with it no matter where you are. Are you thinking about introducing Mandarin Chinese to your children? Do you want to explore world culture with your kids? Come and hop in the fun with Amanda Hsiung-Blodget, "Miss Panda!"
Teaching Children Languages Through Play with Habbi Habbi: Hanna and Anne-Louise
In this interview, I speak with the founders of Habbi Habbi, Hanna Chiou, and Anne-Louise Nieto. The two Mom founders of Habbi Habbi share their own bilingual journey, the behind the scene stories about their company, and their vision of building a global library to make teaching Chinese and Spanish through play accessible for families around the world.
The Parents's Guide to Raising Multi-literate Children with Yoshito Darmon-Shimamori | Interview
Yoshito Darmon-Shimamori is a language educator and the author of The Parents’ Guide to Raising Multi-literate Children. In this conversation, Yoshito shares his bilingual story growing up, his multilingual story with his kids, and his new book along with resources for parents and educators to guide children to read and write in the target language(s) and reach the goal to raise multi-literate kids.
A Brown Bear in Mandarin with Miss Panda
Everyday Chinese: How do you say "A Brown Bear" in Chinese? Come and have fun learning Mandarin with Amanda Hsiung-Blodgett, "Miss Panda"
Make a Snowman in Mandarin with Miss Panda
Everyday Chinese: How do you say "Make a Snowman" in Chinese? Come and have fun learning Mandarin with Amanda Hsiung-Blodgett, "Miss Panda"
Let's Go in Mandarin Chinese with Miss Panda
Everyday Chinese: "Let's Go!" in Chinese. Come and have fun learning Mandarin with Amanda Hsiung-Blodgett, "Miss Panda"
What Day Is Today in Mandarin with Miss Panda
Everyday Chinese is featuring the days of the week. Come and have fun learning Mandarin with Amanda Hsiung-Blodgett, "Miss Panda"
Has become part of our daily routine
This podcast has been a huge hit in our house. It’s clear, topics are of daily interest, and episodes are just the right length. We’ve been able to work it into our daily routine (first during the morning commute, now during quiet time). I learn along with my kid. Some episodes my kid requests over and over again and they are excited to share new words with me.
Broaden your horizons!
Teacher Amanda does a masterful job introducing Mandarin Chinese to any listener, regardless of age. The format is lively, the sound is clear, and the repetition reinforces the proper way to speak (and hear) sounds, words, and phrases. Two voices, creating conversation, makes the lesson come alive. Add YOUR voice and answer the questions...and you’ll be learning a new language before you know it. And kids will want to listen to every episode!