image008Fingerprint‘s newest learning app, Kids Learn Mandarin, is available exclusively on the Fingerprint network for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch. Created in partnership with Hong Kong-based Digital Learning Company, this animated title improves on the original Kids Learn Mandarin app released last year, which was ranked as a top 10 education app in six countries. Kids Learn Mandarin for Fingerprint features the network’s progress reporting, which provides interactive updates to parents on their child’s achievements, subject mastery, and suggested next lesson.

Kids Learn Mandarin takes a progressive and playful approach to teaching kids ages 2 to 8 a 240 Mandarin words through 12 fully interactive lessons that cover a variety of subjects—numbers, colors, animals, food, sports, transportation, and more. Hosted by Pei Pei the Panda, Kids Learn Mandarin includes 96 mini-games, 12 music videos, 12 Chinese character writing lessons, and a personal playground that kids can decorate with stickers they earn as they learn.

Mandarin, the national language of China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore, is spoken by more than 1 billion people worldwide and is considered one of the most important world languages by the U.S. State Department. By making early language learning accessible and appealing, Kids Learn Mandarin reaches kids during critical cognitive development and gives them a boost in life-long learning. 

Kids Learn Mandarin is available in the iTunes App Store with a version that’s right for every family: with individual lessons, a Beginner Pack of five lessons, and the Premium Pack with all 12 lessons. The entire collection can be found on the games page of the Fingerprint network.