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!
Being last in class is bad, right? Yen Yen thinks being last may actually be really, really good for you!
Read her latest blog post for some surprising takeaways and useful insights.
We have some funny comics and drawing videos to entertain your kids in this special post to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival 中秋节 (zhōngqiū jié)!
The China Institute in New York and Dim Sum Warriors are teaming up for another special Doodle Date—this time for the Mid-Autumn Festival 中秋节 on Saturday, September 18, 2021 at 10.45 – 11.30 am (EST) REGISTER NOW and join us for some Mooncake Madness!
Wow! Dim Sum Warriors won the Merit Award and Most Popular Award at the inaugural Singapore Creator Awards! We’re so humbled by and grateful for this honour that we’re extending our FREE 6-Month App Subscription! Grab this fabulous deal NOW!
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.
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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.
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.
Wow! First time-ever in the world—a MULTILINGUAL DOODLE DATE! Specially for Singapore’s National Day! Bring some cheer to this tough year by drawing funny cartoons and learning new words in Mandarin, English and now, Malay and Tamil too!
Making Something Out of Nothing My daughter loves to draw. (Her nickname is Yakuza Baby—or YB for short-- because she was born while my husband...
When we were living in New York, I found myself looking for Chinese-learning materials for my daughter (nicknamed 'YB', short for 'Yakuza Baby',...
In a previous post, I had talked about how hard it was for me to find suitable Chinese teaching and learning solutions for my daughter when we were...
Dr. Woo Yen Yen, an English honors grad and former professor in New York went from being *that* student who ripped up her Chinese textbook to writing Chinese comics and a giant musical that toured 25 cities in China. She shares her journey and tips for getting her American-born daughter with zero Chinese to thrive in an all-Chinese-instruction Taiwanese public school.
This is Part 1 of a lecture she gave in Mandarin as part of the 2020 Mother Tongues Language Symposium organized by Singapore’s Ministry of Education.