Learn to speak Chinese by singing & chanting? Learn to write Characters by drawing pictures? Over 60 fun songs and interesting activities to get started in Chinese. Hip Hop Land is a graded series of Mandarin textbooks for children 3 years and up - both heritage and non-heritage learners.
This series comprises 7 books:
Pinyin Pastimes: 1, 2, 3 and 4. Lively bilingual chants and active songs with rhyming lyrics help children learn pronunciation easily and naturally. Highly attractive and colorful illustrations are designed to help children learn words easily.
Creative Chinese: Lower and Upper. Combines Chinese characters and children's drawings to effect a practical curriculum, facilitating learning writing step by step. Includes essential vocabulary words for this age group. Systematic introduction of basic radicals and various character components makes learning that much easier.
Hip Hop Song Collection 60 creatively designed songs and chants for learning Mandarin make for a well-rounded collection of materials. Well coordinated interplay between music and pronunciation make speaking as easy as singing a song. Students who complete this series will have acquired a vocabulary of around 600 words and phrases, including proper pronunciation and the ability to manipulate basic sentence patterns - all designed for the very young learner.