Chinese Nursery Rhymes

Nursery rhymes and songs are perfect materials for younger learners of Chinese. The repetitive and catchy lyrics are easy to memorize, and most of the tunes are also familiar to American and European learners. Here’s one particular app that we recommend:

Read Aloud-Numbers

Language: Simplified and Traditional Chinese
Level: Basic
Platform: iPad
Link: click here

The app contains some of the most well-known Chinese children songs and tongue twisters. If you’d like your kids to learn Chinese in a fun way, children’s songs are beginner’s best choice. Chinese children often sing these songs and do hand gestures at the same time, and it is sometimes interactive. Basically it is like playing a game. To be more specific, this app will help children to learn the numbers 1~10 through singing. Here is a sample video clip: click here.

Bopomofo ㄅㄆㄇㄈ

If you are learning traditional Chinese, you must have heard about Bopomofo, also called Zhuyin. The phonetic system consists of 37  symbols and 5 tone marks which compose all possible pronunciations in Mandarin Chinese. Unlike the pronunciation of those who use Hanyu Pinyin, those who learn Bopomofo are less likely to be interfered by alphabetical first languages.

Does every story contains Bopomofo?

No, Bopomofo is only for the Chinese starter. Not every story contains Bopomofo. The following is our app that will help you to learn and practice Bopomofo.

iPad App: Bopomo ㄅㄆㄇ

Language: Traditional Chinese

Level: Beginner

Platform: iPad

Link: click here

This is a Bopomofo electronic learning book with a total of 37 pages (37 phonetic symbols), and there are 4 vocabulary for each symbol to help learners familiarize different combinations of the symbols. In addition, the symbol hunting game is not only fun to play, but it also trains the recognizing ability of learners.

You may also find the same Bopomofo content on our website,, here is the link. Free trial please click here.

How can I find the story contains Bopomofo?

If you are visiting the English menu, there are some stories that include Bopomofo. Please find the Traditional Chinese 5QBook with Bopomo button English menu button 6, it is the Illustrated audiobook with page by page traditional Chinese texts and Bopomo. (click here to view free sample)