Practice ZhuYin (BoPoMoFo)
|http://www.mdnkids.com/BoPoMo/||Press on the zhuyin character and hear the sound. Great for parents and children to practice at home pronouncing the sounds.|
|Chinese Alphabet –
Pinyin Conversion Chart
|This is a great chart for English-speakers because it shows an English-equivalent phonetic approximation.
Helpful for parents who want to practice with their child.
Some YouTube videos
Zhuyin Individual Sounds with VocabularyZhuyin Phrase for each SoundDifferentiating between similar ZhuYin sounds
LEVEL 1 and LEVEL 5 will be the hardest.
|http://edu.ocac.gov.tw/biweekly/animation1/index.htm||Chinese stories with either “follow-along reading” or “animated story-telling”.
Uses ZhuYin so kids can try to read along.Here is the downloadable PDF version of the stories (as of 9-20-2017)
Mobile Apps with ZhuYin support
|Chinese Writer||App to help children practice writing Chinese characters (both Traditional & Simplified script.
Game Mode allows kids to practice writing Chinese characters before they fall to bottom of screen.
|Pleco||This app works as a good dictionary with the ability to search in English or Pinyin.
Mobile Apps to translate between English & Chinese
|Google Translate||Google provides a good voice translation tool. Press the microphone and speak in English or Chinese and it can translate into the other language.|
Why Learn ZhuYin
From a fellow SF Bay Area family, her analysis of why learning ZhuYin is helpful for our kids learning Chinese in the US.
And another article to consider.
And if you would like to know more about the history of ZhuYin (http://www.omniglot.com/chinese/zhuyin.htm)