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Turn your home into a Mandarin Playspace

Read some stories, play a game. 

Have a try at our ScanSpeakLearn™️ Activities. 

Recommended for ages 3 and above. 

Designed in Singapore

How it works

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Scan Activity Cards using BrookieKids app

Get a preview of the BrookieKids mobile app here.

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Play voice-interactive stories

Listen to stories in Mandarin. There will be questions in different parts of the stories. 

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Speak and explore in Mandarin

Different responses, different outcomes. Decide how the story unfolds!

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Iteratively Designed with Education Experts

 Lah Lah Banana, a parent reviewer on bilingual parenting journey:

“I hid the coloured eggs around the house, and we used them for a family treasure hunt.  The kids all listened attentively to the stories, to the point they didn’t want to stop playing." 

3 Fun Themes

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Hatch Me If You Can

Over 300 practical Mandarin vocabulary words, including descriptive proverbs (成语),  per activity pack 

Finding Ginseng

Over 300 practical Mandarin vocabulary words, including descriptive proverbs (成语),  per activity pack 

Home Speak Home

Over 300 practical Mandarin vocabulary words, including descriptive proverbs (成语),  per activity pack 

Every pack comes with 5 activity cards, 2 Erasable Markers and 3 sets of Activity Stickers. 

Over 800 packs sold to date

Common Queries

  • How can BrookieKids help my child learn Chinese effectively?
    We employ 3 key methods to ensure effective language learning: Voice-interactive Stories: Our voice-interactive stories are designed to unfold according to what your child responds verbally. Throughout the story, prompts are strategically placed to encourage children to engage and respond. By actively participating, children develop their literacy and critical thinking skills as they comprehend the context and answer questions. Appropriately-Paced Animation: Our animations are thoughtfully crafted to support your child's understanding and mastery of concepts. Unlike fast-paced cartoons, our animations are paced appropriately, aiding comprehension and retention. Daily Practical Vocabulary: Our stories are set in familiar environments, such as homes, outdoor settings, or common games like "Hide and Seek." By incorporating culturally and contextually relevant vocabulary, we reinforce what children encounter in their everyday lives. This approach helps children connect language learning with their immediate surroundings, making it more practical and applicable.
  • Does my child/Do I need to be proficient in Mandarin to use BrookieKids?
    In general, we would recommend that your child or someone else in the household- parent/caregiver/grandparent/sibling to have a basic understanding of Mandarin. For our activity packs, stories are carefully designed to scaffold learning, beginning with simpler content and progressively incorporating more advanced language skills. We observe that children are able to play more independently after the first few tries.
  • How can I integrate BrookieKids into my daily routine?
    Integrating BrookieKids into your daily routine is easy and can greatly enhance your child's language learning experience. Here are a few suggestions: Set a consistent time: Designate a specific time each day or week for BrookieKids activities. It could be after school, before bedtime, or any other time that works best for your family. Create a Mandarin corner: Set up a dedicated space in your home where you can engage in BrookieKids activities. Fill it with books, toys, and resources related to Mandarin language and culture to create an immersive environment. Make it a family affair: Involve the whole family - siblings, daddy, mummy, etc.! This not only strengthens language skills but also creates a bonding experience. Remember, consistency is key. By integrating BrookieKids into your daily routine, you can make Mandarin learning a natural and enjoyable part of your child's life.
  • What sets BrookieKids apart from Chinese enrichment classes?
    Unlike traditional Chinese language enrichment programs that primarily focus on academic preparation, BrookieKids takes a different approach. We strive to cultivate intrinsic motivation for language learning and promote increased daily usage, particularly in Mother Tongue languages at home. Research conducted among Singaporean children has demonstrated that exposure to the language at home plays a crucial role in enhancing Mother Tongue language proficiency. In the early years of a child's development (2 to 6 years old), fostering a natural interest in language learning can have a profound impact on their overall learning and development. Our carefully curated vocabulary is practical and relevant to daily life, providing children with compelling reasons and motivation to use Mandarin.
  • How do I access the BrookieKids activities?
    Simply purchase our Activity Packs here and use the unique code in each pack to unlock the activities on the BrookieKids mobile app.
  • Can I use BrookieKids if I don't speak Mandarin?
    Your interest and enthusiasm matter more than your Mandarin proficiency level! We highly encourage parents to actively participate in their child's language learning journey. Even if you don't speak Mandarin yourself, your involvement in the activities sends a positive message that Mandarin is important and worth exploring, which can greatly enhance your child's language acquisition experience. While our app interface is in English for easy navigation, it is important to note that parents without Mandarin knowledge may find it challenging to fully comprehend the story activities.
  • Can multiple children use BrookieKids on the same device?
    Yes, multiple children can use BrookieKids on the same device. The app supports multiple profiles, allowing each child to have their own personalised learning experience.
  • Can I use BrookieKids on multiple devices?
    Yes, you can use BrookieKids on multiple devices. Simply log in with your account credentials on each device to access the same content and track your child's progress consistently.
  • Is the BrookieKids app available on both iOS and Android?
    Yes, the BrookieKids app is available for download on both the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.
  • Can I use BrookieKids without an internet connection?
    Unfortunately, an internet connection is required to use BrookieKids as we need it to process your child's verbal responses.
  • Are there any additional costs or in-app purchases required?
    Not at all! Once you have purchased an activity pack, you will have access to all the stories included in that pack without any additional costs. We are also working on releasing individual story-activities that can be purchased and unlocked directly within the app. Stay tuned for these exciting releases!
  • Is the BrookieKids app ad-free?
    Yes, the BrookieKids app is 100% ad-free. We prioritize a quality learning experience for children without interruptions from advertisements.
  • What is inside an activity pack?
    Each activity pack includes 5 Activity QR Cards and a code to unlock the pack. Simply place the activity cards around your house at your child's eye level. By scanning the cards with our mobile app, you can access 15 unique voice interactive activities per pack. To further enhance the learning experience, each pack also includes additional physical materials that encourage creativity, memory, free play, and eye-rest. These materials provide extra engagement before or after engaging with BrookieKids story-activities.
  • Can I scan the QR Activity cards repeatedly?
    Absolutely! You can scan the QR Activity cards as many times as you'd like. In fact, we encourage multiple scans to explore different responses and outcomes. It's a great opportunity for your child to practice verbalising different options and see how their choices can influence the interactive experience. So feel free to scan the cards repeatedly and let your child's imagination and language skills soar!
  • Is my child's data and privacy protected when using BrookieKids?
    BrookieKids collects information you submit via the services we provide, and information regarding your interaction with our services. ​ However, please note that BrookieKids will not disclose any data to third parties, including identifiable child data, except for voice recordings (for the purpose of scoring them), from which other identifiers are removed. ​ For full information about our Privacy Policy, please click here.
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