Cantonese for Kids
Our Cantonese books are for families where not everyone is fluent in Cantonese, and possibly no one reads Chinese. Like our own!
Teach your kids Cantonese while keeping them entertained with our fun, bilingual language books. Our books make it easy for Dad, Mom or the grandparents to learn while teaching the kids.
We focus on conversational Cantonese, and include traditional Chinese characters and romanization, along with English. Most books also include audio recordings.
What people are saying
“This is not a typical Chinese book for learning a language. Typical methods, especially for Cantonese, don’t always work when reading in written Cantonese.
In all her books, Karen uses conversational phrases. They focus on colloquial Cantonese, not formal written Chinese.
Under each Chinese character, you’ll find a Jyutping pronunciation and a phonetic pronunciation. These books also include a color-coded English translation.”
– Fortune Cookie Mom, My First Animals in Cantonse
(full review with supplemental activities)
Karen added color-coding for the following parts-of-speech:
- Other (phrases, adjectives, etc)
First, it makes the entire books look more colorful.
Second, it helps match the Chinese characters with the English translation and other pronunciation guides.
It makes it easier for kids to decode the sentences by categorizing the different part-of-speech
– Fortune Cookie Mom, Po Tim King
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Whether you have ideas about future book topics or improvements, or are simply willing to share what’s worked for you, I’d love to hear from you. If you’re open to providing more formal feedback on books I’m already working on, please sign up using the form below. Thank you for your support!