It's never too soon to start your child's journey into Mandarin

A child starts learning his mother's language while he is still in the womb and if you are trying to introduce Mandarin as an additional language, you should start your child on their journey into Mandarin as soon as possible. Like mastering his native language, your child will be able to acquire Mandarin, to imitate the adults and children around them, and to develop thinking of the world in the Mandarin context, as if he is growing up in a Mandarin speaking place, such as China or Taiwan. 

In addition, children are "primed" the first three years of life with synapses at a peak, busily setting up the optimal neural pathways to mediate language. Young children who learn through play and natural interactions are more likely to become native speakers, and without an accent. An additional benefit to an early start is that Mandarin, being a tonal language, develops the brain more as it requires both sides of the brain to interact. This compares to a non-tonal language such as English, which only requires one side of the brain.


Stage 1: Parents accompanied Playgroup




Getting Ready To Speak

Teacher:Student Ratio is 1:3


This parent accompanied playgroup program focuses on your child's language development, cognitive development, motor skill development, and social skills.  It aims to build your child's understanding of the world in the Mandarin context through appropriate learning progression.

We design hands-on, stimulating and active learning experiences for the caretaker and your child to bond through an array of developmentally appropriate activities: sensory play, music and melodies, dramatic story telling, gross and fine motor skill development, and socialize and snack time.

Class Levels:

  • Infants 常仁班 (8-16 Mths)

  • Babblers 常智班 (16-24 Mths)

  • Toddlers 常誠班 (2-2.5 Yrs)

  • Transition 常禮班 (2.5-3 Yrs)

Notice to Accompanying Adults: 
- Accompanying adults are encouraged to participate and speak in Mandarin only during class.
- At 2.5 years old, we gradually help children transition into independent classes (90 min), while all accompanying adults MUST remain in MH campuses.

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