Q: Do parents need to speak Mandarin to use this box with their kids? Thanks!Asked by Renee K., February 2021
Most of the subscribers understand some level of Mandarin.Some of them, while they do not speak the language, have their children take Mandarin classes. Each month, we provide description and literacy activities of each book in English and Mandarin. We also include customized bookmarks with QR codes that you can scan and listen to the audio version of the books (Not all the book have audio version though, due to copy right reasons.). I hope this helps. Have a great day!
Q: Is this in traditional or simplified Chinese?Asked by Jing L., December 2020
Q: Does it also have English or just Mandarin and/or Cantonese?Asked by Jasmine L., December 2019
The languages in our bilingual box are Simplified Chinese and English. Most of the Cantonese subscribers we have are able to read in simplified Chinese. Moreover, each month, one of the books comes with an audio book. We include bookmarks for each book, some of the bookmarks will have QR codes that you can scan and listen to the audio version of the book. I hope this helps. Have a great day!
Q: Is it Mandarin or Cantonese?Asked by Ashley R., August 2019
Wow! We bought one of each age group to try them for our kids who have a 5 year age gap. I was so impressed! The books were so beautiful and clearly well prepared. They ran along a common theme and were exquisitely illustrated hard cover books. The baby loves his interactive board book, and even the parents found the lift the flap books magical. The hands on activities kept them busy this afternoon, too! The several dozen beautiful stickers were a big hit and a fun bonus. I was also very happy that some of the books came with a companion audio.
I'm so happy I found Dear Panda. I can't wait to see what's in next month's box!
Thank you so much for your review Erin. Thrilled to hear that everybody in your family love the boxes. We strive to provide quality bilingual literacy access to all the bilingual families. :)
The 2021 January Box features the theme of "Architecture-Houses Around the World". For this box, we include • “If You Lived Here" by Giles Laroche (Mandarin Ver.) • a lift-the-flap encyclopedia of the Forbidden City • a lift-the-flap encyclopedia of the Great Wall • A 3D wood puzzle of a cabin • 36 stickers of famous places around the world • A Bilingual Literacy Guide that contains QR codes of the audio version of the books and literacy activity ideas.
Special Edition of Panda Box for the Lunar New Year. Available at the Panda Store on our website. This wonderful box includes: The Pop-up Book: New Year in the Chinese Chacracter. Two additional books Paper Cutting Crafting Set Calligraphy Set: Water Mat, Brush, and Ink Tray. Red Pocket with Panda Credits Complementary Gift Message and Gift wrapping