Kids YAY - Learn Chinese is the perfect Chinese learning app for kids and beginners. Our game-based learning course makes it easy for learners to build their Chinese language skills — characters, words, phrases, pronunciation, and handwriting.

Whom is it for?
This app is designed for children between the ages of three and ten. By using this app, your child will find learning Mandarin Chinese is actually easy and fun! Children learn basic Chinese language skill while playing. It is pressure-free and they can learn at their own pace.
- New learners
This app is also designed for beginners. These lessons give you a good introduction to Chinese language and get you speaking and writing Chinese right away.

Lesson plan
Most lessons include two parts: Learn and Play.

- Learn Lessons
You learn to recognize and pronounce basic Mandarin characters, greet in simple phrases, and improve tones with a tongue twister.

- Play Lessons
You reinforce your learning through fun and interactive game-based learning activities.

- Handwriting Lessons
Writing Chinese characters is an efficient way to learn the language. It will help you memorize characters better and learn the proper stroke order. Our handwriting lessons (Chinese Characters 1 and 2) are divided into small character groups to help you learn to write Chinese characters properly, to gain a basic knowledge of the formation of Chinese characters (Pictographs, Ideographs), to understand the building blocks of the characters (Radicals), and to build a better vocabulary that consists of most frequently used Chinese characters (Numbers, Basic Characters 1 and 2).

Child-friendly design
A safe and secure learning environment — this app contains no advertising or pop-up ads.

- Fun and engaging game-like activities help you learn basic spoken Mandarin phrases and vocabulary for everyday life
- A tongue twister help you better master tones in Mandarin
- Chinese Characters handwriting lessons help expand your vocabulary and enhance your understanding of the language
- Supports offline learning
- Supports both simplified and traditional Mandarin Chinese

- Colors (颜色)
- Body Parts(身体部位)
- Numbers(数字)
- Clothing(衣物)
- Family Members(家庭成员)
- Fruits(水果)
- Animals(动物)
- Phrases(常用语)
- Chinese Characters 1(汉字 一)
- Chinese Characters 2(汉字 二)
- Animal Guessing(猜一猜)
- Tongue Twisters(绕口令)
- Transportation(交通工具)
- Food(食物)
- Drinks(饮料)
- How To Use ...(如何使用...)

The app includes 5 free lessons: Colors, Family Members, Chinese Characters 1, Body Parts, and Transportation. But you can unlock more lessons by buying the Basic Chinese packs.

Get the app now and start learning Mandarin Chinese!

Questions or feedback?

What’s New

Version 2.17.0

First, we want to thank our users for reporting bugs.
We welcome your feedback to help us improve our app.

This update
- improves the stability and performance
- supports iOS 12

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
597 Ratings

597 Ratings

NellyS28 ,

Great! I love it

My 7 year old son and I both use this app. It helps a lot to get basic pronunciations and I love the character writing for the numbers! We also have a mandarin kit with cd and use online Lingo Bus, but still feel this is a must have for beginners like us

Tian tian's mama ;) ,

Great app

We are loving this app. It’s great for review of material for between our Lingo Bus Online Lessons!! My children love this app for when we are waiting for our food, in the car, or as a reward for good behavior at home. Can’t wait for more learning fun.

Mommaoffourkids ,

Fun for all!

We have a 5-year old from China who is wanting to relearn Mandarin and this app will be perfect for him! My husband and I have been playing with it and are excited to learn along with our son!


52 MB

Requires iOS 9.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2019 Giant Balloon Digital, LLC
In-App Purchases
  1. Basic Chinese 1 $2.99
  2. Basic Chinese 2 $2.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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