Bilingual Comics for Creative Kids
Learning is better when you’re laughing!
Dim Sum Warriors 点心侠® is an award-winning approach to language learning that combines hilarious comics, cutting-edge educational research and adorable dumplings!
After our hilarious Halloween Doodle Date, are you ready for some silly seasonal sketching with… EGGSMAS? Eggsmas is the wacky end-of-the-year holiday in the Dim Sum Warriors universe and we’re celebrating it by learning how to draw funny food characters mixed with Christmas stuff—sushi snowmen! Raisin reindeer! Watermelon wreaths!—and more! Of course, we’ll be learning some Chinese while at it.
The events are all on SATURDAY, DECEMBER 4. Choose the time slot that’s more convenient for you.
SINGAPORE: 11-1145 AM (Singapore time, UTC+8)
Register here: https://www.dimsumwarriors.com/event/
USA: 11-1145 AM (EST)
Co-hosted by China Institute in New York
Register here: https://www.dimsumwarriors.com/eventusa/
Drawing can be very helpful for our kids’ development. Read Yen Yen’s blog post and see what she’s learned from her daughter’s artistic journey.
On 9 October 2021—to celebrate Children’s Day in Singapore—we held a special webinar with BigV SG titled “Better Communication for Parents and Kids“. This post recaps the event with 5 really useful takeaways.
Check out some hilarious Halloween photos of Colin, Yen Yen and their daughter! Read Yen Yen’s blog post to learn how Halloween came to have a special meaning for her family.
Check out our blog for articles and features on helping kids with Chinese at home, the connection between drawing and learning, how to motivate and inspire your kids, the usefulness of reading aloud, comics, videos and much, much more.
Your kids will read Chinese stories willingly!
Yes, it’s possible!
Like you, we’ve had too many learning experiences that make us feel bad about ourselves with our second language—in our case, Chinese.
It’s gotten to the point that many of us start to believe we’re just “naturally bad” in Chinese or languages. But it doesn’t have to be that way!
Imagine your kids picking up a book in Chinese and enjoying reading it.
Yes, it’s possible—with DIM SUM WARRIORS!
The Dim Sum Warriors Learning System is based on cutting-edge research into literacy, linguistics and pedagogy, and constructed by education experts and award-winning artists to make learning languages a joyful experience.
GET STARTED WITH DIM SUM WARRIORS—It’s Super Easy!
STEP ONE: DOWNLOAD OUR APP—You get a FREE 6-MONTH SUBSCRIPTION!
It’s super-easy to get your 6 MONTHS FREE SUBSCRIPTION to our DIM SUM WARRIORS Bilingual Comic Reader APP!
1. Register for free username and password (click the button below!)
3. Log in with your username and password to open up ALL stories, ALL games and bilingual features, and ALL THE FUN!
*Note: Offer expires at midnight UTC+8 of 31 Dec 2021. Every month for the next 6 months, you will have a code applied at renewal to keep your app subscription FREE, i,e, you will be getting 1 month free six times. After 6 months, you will be asked if you wish to purchase a subscription. However, you may cancel your subscription at anytime. T&Cs apply. Please refer to our Terms & Conditions for details.
The DIM SUM WARRIORS Bilingual Comic Reader App
The DIM SUM WARRIORS App will delight your kids for hours with:
? Hilarious bilingual comic stories—toggle between languages easily!
? Actors reading the stories in both English and Chinese!
? Vocabulary-building games!
? Cutting-edge reading evaluation tech—record your voice, and get immediate feedback on pronunciation and fluency!
And you can have peace of mind–our App is designed by education experts and award-winning artists, and independently certified for high pedagogical quality by Education Alliance Finland, one of the world’s top edtech impact verification agencies!
Thousands of kids have attended Dim Sum creativity workshops in their schools and elsewhere!
Our workshops and puppet shows include: Cartoon Drawing for Kids, How to Make Comics, Creative Chinese for Kids, Mandarin for Kids.
We’ve also partnered with organisations like the Speak Mandarin Campaign, the Lee Kuan Yew Fund for Bilingualism, Asia Society Hong Kong Center and many others!
Look at what parents, educators, experts and kids
are saying about Dim Sum Warriors!
“My 7-year-old daughter keeps re-reading the Little Dim Sum Warriors books. She thinks they’re really funny, and she laughs every time she reads them.”
YEO YANN YANN 杨雁雁
Winner of the Golden Horse Award for Best Actress
The Dim Sum Warriors App gives plenty of freedom for practice: It’s easy to toggle from one language to another, limitless possibilities to listen and re-listen to the stories / words, possibility to look into a keyword more closely, a chance to record and listen to your own reading, with good feedback from the solution about the pronunciation. The Dim Sum Warriors Curriculum has:
1. Extensive, detailed and yet easy to access materials for educators to ensure successful learning experiences for the students.
2. Visually appealing and easy to use digital application to support and diversify the learning process.
3. Learning through stories that happens naturally and supports a bi-lingual approach
EDUCATION ALLIANCE FINLAND
“The students and staff at our school absolutely adore the Little Dim Sum Warriors books. They tick so many boxes for books that are in high demand by students and staff. They are funny, they are bilingual, and they are comic style picture books. Fantastic illustrations, brilliant text and a must have for all libraries!”
Director of Libraries, Dulwich College (Singapore)
“Dim Sum Warriors has provided a great platform for Chinese supplementary reading materials. My children love the stories and drawings and I find the quizzes and worksheets very helpful for learning. We thoroughly enjoyed watching the videos too. Comic characters that came out from our daily life, that’s something that kids can really connect to!”
KOH LENG LENG
Assistant Head, Faculty of Languages, ACS International
“It’s great because it can read to you and it can change the language and you can even record yourself reading the book.”
“How do we keep our kids inspired and motivated to draw?” This video follows the story of our daughter’s art-making over 10 years from Age 1 to 11 and provides a delightful example of the documentation of children’s art.
Reading aloud to children is a simple but highly effective strategy to help kids fall in love with reading and motivate them to learn languages—but there’s an art to it.
At lunch today, I learned that in Taiwan, someone who is stingy, fusses over little things and is cheap can be described as “小氣吧啦 (Xiǎoqì ba la)". I...
How parents and kids can communicate better On 9 October 2021—to celebrate Children's Day in Singapore—we held a special webinar with BigV SG...
Coming from Singapore, I didn’t really care about Halloween. But it’s become one of our family’s favorite days of the year—when we bond not just as a family, but as part of a story universe!
We held a special Doodle Date to help kids and parents undergoing the exams and home-based learning vent their frustrations in cartoon form!
In partnership with BigV SG, we’re holding a FREE WEBINAR on 9 Oct 2021! Yen Yen will be sharing tips on Better Communication for Parents and Kids, together with eminent developmental psychologist Prof. Chao-Hsiang Hung from Taipei. There’ll also be a puppet performance and workshop for the kids, run by the award-winning Paper Monkey Theatre!
In partnership with BigV SG, we’re holding a FREE WEBINAR on 9 Oct 2021! Yen Yen will be sharing tips on Better Communication for Parents and Kids, together with developmental psychologist Prof. Hong Zhaoxiang from Taipei. There’ll also be a puppet performance and workshop for the kids, run by the award-winning Paper Monkey Theatre!
Here are some fun videos and drawings we did for this year’s Mid-Autumn Festival!
Being ‘last in class’ can provide great opportunities. Seriously!
I went to Afghanistan twice in 2004, not long after the US invasion, on a UNICEF-backed consulting project to help rebuild the Afghan education system. I’ve been trying my best not to think of what’s happening now in Afghanistan because I feel completely helpless. But I can’t help it.