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2022 list of mama-made products for chinese learners

Shop small and support these mommy-owned businesses when buying gifts for Chinese learners. Here are some of my picks for books and products designed and created by moms to help children learn Chinese. How creative and inspiring are these fellow mamas? 大家加油!

Mama-made Chinese Learning Products and Resources

bilingual Chinese educational posters by A Little Chinese

A Little Chinese

Location: United States
Language: English, Traditional and Simplified Chinese, and Pinyin
Category: Books, Posters

Educational posters, books, and digital content for your little ones! Available in Traditional or Simplified characters. Perfect for your home and classrooms.

Order on Amazon


Collection of bilingual Chinese board books by Bitty Bao

Bitty Bao

Location: United States, Southern California
Language: English, Traditional Chinese, Zhuyin, and Pinyin; Simplified with Pinyin; Cantonese with Jyutping
Category: Books and merchandise

Bitty Bao’s mouth-watering bilingual bitty books for bitty babes are the perfect board books for your little library!

Get 10% off with promo code “MAMABABYMANDARIN”, valid until the end of May 2022


Bao Bao Learns Chinese

Location: United States, New York
Language: English, Simplified Chinese, Pinyin
Audio: Mandarin
Category: Books

One of the best ways to learn Mandarin is through songs. Bao Bao Learns Chinese offers beautiful nursery rhymes and children’s songs, from both the East and the West. Created and sung by a mom in Brooklyn, NY, each song is repeated twice at a touch of a button, and is written in Mandarin, English and Pinyin. The perfect way for your little one to learn Mandarin in a fun and engaging way.

Order from Amazon


two children next to an educational Bopomofo Zhuyin poster hanging on a wall

Bopomofo Zhuyin Poster

Location: Taiwan, Taipei
Language: English, Traditional Chinese, Zhuyin
Category: Books, posters

This colorfully illustrated “bopomofo” alphabet poster is the bopomofo poster today’s parents wish had existed when they were kids themselves. It’s designed to help new Chinese learners remember their bopomofo while learning some simple Chinese vocabulary.

Order from Tricky Taipei


Custom made out of wood Chinese character tracing board by Calisota Designs Co

Calisota Designs Co

Location: United States
Language: Can be customized
Category: Wood engraved products

Get this personalized name tracing board so your little one will always remember how to write their name in Chinese. Each board is custom-made with the stroke order for each character.

Order on Etsy


Photo credit: Curious Little Bao

Curious Little Bao 好奇的小宝

Location: United States
Language: Simplified or Traditional Chinese, Pinyin, and English
Category: Books

Curious Little Bao Likes to Help 好奇的小宝爱帮忙 will show our child how to be a good helper! This 6″ x 6″ board book contains 24 pages of whimsical yet realistic illustrations combined with simple sentences and repetitive keywords to help little ones remember the theme and messages. 


Image credit Dot Line Curve

Dot Line Curve

Location: Switzerland (global shipping available)
Language: English, Traditional Chinese (Hong Kong)
Category: Books, Flashcards, Posters

Dot Line Curve designs beautiful educational materials to encourage a visual and hands-on approach to Chinese learning.


Image credit Dou Dou Books

Dou Dou Books

Location: Switzerland (global shipping available)
Language: English, Traditional Chinese (Hong Kong)
Category: Books, Flashcards, Posters

Developed by a teacher with over 20 years of experience, Dou Dou books is a beginner-level Chinese reading series for children ages 3-7. Each book is beautifully illustrated and teaches simple phrases through effective repetition.

Back the Kickstarter!


Set of bilingual Chinese board books by Duck Duck Books

Duck Duck Books

Location: United States, Washington
Language: English, Traditional Chinese/Pinyin, Simplified Chinese/Pinyin, Cantonese/Jyutping, Spanish
Category: Books

Duck Duck Books publishes multilingual children’s board books that foster social emotional early learning. Read my review

Use promo code “Mamababymandarin” for free Continental US shipping ($4.99 savings)


EDkidshome

Location: Toronto, Canada
Language: English, Simplified and Traditional Chinese, French, Korean
Category: Printables

EDkidshome offers minimalistic yet aesthetic educational printables in multiple languages. Free printables are also available at Edkidshome.com.


Young child reading Habbi Habbi bilingual Chinese books with their reading wand to learn Chinese

Habbi Habbi

Location: United States, SF Bay Area
Language: English, Simplified Chinese, Pinyin, Mandarin
Audio: English and Mandarin (Mainland)
Category: Books and reading wand/reading pen

Habbi Habbi books cover a range of topics that teach kindness, empowerment, diversity, and life skills. The wand reads in Chinese and English. These bilingual children’s books are written in Simplified Chinese with Pinyin and English. Read my review

Receive the much-loved washi tape trio (matches with the Habbi Habbi books) – with any purchase over $150. You will need to add the washi set to your cart and apply the code for it to apply; this offer ends May 15.

Use promo code “JEANNEHHMOMSDAYWASHI”


Photo credit: Indigrow

Indigrow

Location: India
Language: English, Simplified Chinese, Pinyin
Category: Books and activities

With more than 26 mini stories,Tthe A to Z of Chinese Culture Play Book helps your little ones explore and celebrate Chinese Culture.  Take a magical journey with each letter as you explore all the delightful foods, languages, people, clothes, festivals and so much more.


Language monkey bilingual Chinese encyclopedia set and reading pen

Language Monkey

Location: New Zealand
Language: English, Simplified Chinese, Pinyin
Audio: English, Mandarin, and Cantonese (all in one)
Category: Books, recordable audio stickers, and reading pen

Learn Chinese without screen time, CDs, Computers, or any ability to read! The Language Monkey reading pen and books are a fun way to develop your child’s Chinese vocabulary and encourage independent learning.

You can also add audio to your books at home with Language Monkey recordable audio stickers!

Get $10 NZD off My First Bilingual Encyclopedia Box Set + Record & GO with promo code “MAMABABY10” valid until 8 May 2022


Lele and Monkey bilingual Chinese picture book by Tiffany Kwan
Photo credit: Lele and Monkey

Lele and Monkey

Location: United States, Southern California
Language: English, Traditional Chinese and Pinyin; Cantonese with Jyutping, Simplified with Pinyin (coming soon)
Category: Books

Lele Goes Out to Play is a book about a boy’s adventures in Hong Kong with his stuffed monkey! The playful story helps young children develop everyday social language.

Get 10% off with promo code “MAMABABYMANDARIN”, valid until the end of May 2022


image credit: Little Dot Chinese

Little Dot Chinese

Location: United States, SF Bay Area
Language: English, Traditional Chinese, Zhuyin
Category: Learning Boxes/Kits

Little Dot Chinese offers fun, engaging, and Montessori-inspired Chinese learning journeys for young kids 3 and up. Theme-based learning that fueled by picture books, hands-on activities, and media support.

Get $25 off the Full Experience with promo code “MME 25” and $10 Give it a Try with Promo Code “MME 10”. Discounts are valid until June 20, 2022.

Order at littledotchinese.com


Collection of bilingual Chinese board books by Lil' Dumpling Publications

Lil’ Dumpling Press

Location: United States, Texas
Language: English, Simplified Chinese, Pinyin
Category: Books

Learn simple Chinese characters and vocabulary through recipes, real photos, and high-contrast graphics.

Get 15% off with promo code “MAMABABY15”


Tastes of Lunar New Year bilingual Chinese picture book by Big Cities Little Foodies

Little Picnic Press

Location: United States, SF Bay Area
Language: English, Traditional Chinese
Category: Books

Books for modern families that celebrate food, language, and cultural diversity.

Order at littlepicnicpress.com


Toddler boy learning Chinese with flashcards by Mandarin Prodigies

Mandarin Prodigies

Location: Australia
Language: English, Simplified Chinese, Pinyin
Category: Books, Flashcards

This set of High-quality flashcards with matching label cards. will teach your child the Chinese characters for 30 different animals. Simplified Chinese with Pinyin

Learn Chinese characters and simple sentences with Mandarin Prodigies’ beautifully illustrated Montessori-inspired learning materials.

Get 10% off everything in the store with promo code “mama10”


Child learning Chinese characters on an ipad using Maomi Stars, and education language app

Maomi Stars

Location: Hong Kong
Language: English, Traditional and Simplified Chinese, Pinyin
Category: Learning APP, Books

Maomi Stars colorful kitties teach Chinese through books and a gamified app. Maomi stories are written in Traditional Chinese and Pinyin. The app is available in Traditional and Simplified.

Get a FREE 15-day trial of Maomi Stars App Gold Plus Membership with class code “MMBB22”
**Valid for the first 30 users. Learn how to use the class code**


Set of 4 bilingual Chinese picture books by Katrina Liu

Mina Learns Chinese

Location: United States, SF Bay Area
Language: English, Traditional and Simplified Chinese, Pinyin
Category: Books

Follow along on Mina’s adventures in these Bilingual stories. These books are written in Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Pinyin, and English

Order on Amazon


Mooliprint

Location: United Kingdom
Language: English, Simplified Chinese, Pinyin
Category: Books

Mooliprint is a series of Chinese phrasebooks for parents that are available in Cantonese or Mandarin.

Order from Amazon


MyPeachTot

Location: United States
Language: English, Simplified Chinese, Pinyin
Category: Books

Learn Chinese with MyPeachTot, an interactive book series with phonics games, Mandarin pronunciation, and Chinese Nursery Rhymes. Includes downloadable MP3 songs, interactive ebook, and worksheets.

Order from Amazon and get 15% off with promo code “15MBMandarin”, valid 5/03/2022 – 5/15/2022


Our Little Mando

Location: United States, New York
Language: English, Traditional and Simplified Chinese, Pinyin
Category: Books

One Little Pig is a bilingual counting book that introduces little ones to Chinese through playful rhymes in Mandarin! 

Get 10% off off with promo code “MAMA2022”


Traditional Chinese flashcards designed and printed by Shih-Ting Huang

Shih-Ting Huang’s Flashcards

Location: United States, Texas
Language: Traditional Chinese
Category: Flashcards, music instruction, printables

These are high-quality flashcards to teach Traditional Chinese characters. The reverse side has a Chinese phrase to support the character on the front. (No Zhuyin)

Order from stviolin.com


Little Sen's Chinese Holidays, a bilingual Chinese picture book by Yujia Zhao

Shiny Lantern

Location: United States, Southern California
Language: English, Simplified Chinese
Category: Books

Learn about six major Chinese holidays through this delightful book filled with whimsical illustrations. This bilingual children’s book is written in Simplified Chinese and English.

Get 20% off plus FREE shipping with promo code “SHINY” at shinylantern.com


My Favorite Gift, bilingual Chinese picture book by Spark Collection
image credit: Spark Collection

Spark Collection

Location: United States
Language: English, Simplified Chinese, Pinyin
Category: Books

Spark Collection’s debut product is a bilingual lift-the-flap storybook that is thoughtfully-designed to teach language from early exposure to reading and writing. Features include character lift-the-flaps, dry erase writeable interior and a free audiobook. Their books are also available in Hindi and Korean.

Get 15% off with promo code “MAMA15”


image of the inside of a Bilingual Chinese board book by Sunbridge Books next to two sets of chopsticks
image credit: Sunbridge Books

Sunbridge Books

Location: United States
Language: English, Simplified Chinese, Pinyin
Category: Books

Learn Chinese with Bobo as he celebrates Chinese culture through delicious foods and holidays.

Order from Amazon


小番茄 bilingual Chinese board book by The Bund Books

The Bund Books

Location: United States, New York
Language: English, Simplified Chinese, Pinyin
Category: Books

The Bund’s debut book is 小番茄, about a young tomato that’s desperate to turn red. This cute rhyming story teaches self-love. There are two more books on the way this year!

Get 20% off of promo code MAMABABYMANDARIN


Travel, Learn, and See by Edna Ma, a bilingual Chinese picture book

Travel, Learn, and See Bilingual Books

Location: United States, Southern California
Language: English, Simplified Chinese, Pinyin
Category: Books

Read about Dean and Ethan’s mandarin immersion summer camp and adventure to the Great Wall of China. Learn about Chinese culture and the history of the great wall. This is a cute and educational book that every classroom and home library needs! Read my review

Order on Amazon


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