LITTLE DUMPLINGS

Sing, play and learn Chinese with us right in your home!

The Little Dumplings Video features a wide variety of vocabulary taught entirely in Mandarin Chinese. The material is presented through engaging songs and fun games, in both classroom and playground settings!

The Little Dumplings Video is based on the curriculum of Little Dumplings Mandarin Nursery School located in Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Founded in 2009, Little Dumplings is based on the philosophy of immersion. In these early stages, children are acquiring language at an amazingly rapid rate. They don’t necessarily even differentiate separate languages so if they are spoken to in Mandarin, that’s the language they process and take in. No translation or English “explanation” is ever necessary. You will be amazed at what your child is able to decipher and learn!

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  • » COUNTING 1 TO 10
  • » TWINKLE TWINKLE LITTLE STAR
  • » PLAYGROUND FUN
  • » TOOTHBRUSHING & BATHTIME
  • » SHAPES
  • » VEGETABLES
  • » WHAT’S IN THE BOX?
  • » Special SING-A-LONG Chapter (with Pinyin for parents!)

 

picture12The curriculum featured in the Little Dumplings Video represents the best and most effective teaching presentation of the material from the Little Dumplings Preschool. It has been meticulously honed and finely tuned through the observation of dozens of children engaging with the curriculum over the course of many years.

One of the research learnings we quickly found to be true in our hands-on experience was the fact that children learn language not only by hearing it, but by also reading lips. “In order to imitate you, the baby and young child has to figure out how to shape their lips to make that particular sound they’re hearing,” explains developmental

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psychologist David Lewkowicz of Florida Atlantic University, “It’s an incredibly complex process.” In recognition of the importance of this, the Little Dumplings Video features an entire section at the end where our teacher is featured singing all of the songs from the video in close-up, so that children can really get that direct exposure to seeing how lips are shaped to make the sounds they hear.

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