The App

 
 

Gordon & Li Li: Learn Animals in Mandarin for iOS and Android

Gordon & Li Li love animals – especially sharks, killer whales, polar bears and hippos! The Gordon & Li Li mobile app makes learning Chinese interactive and fun for kids of all ages. With their smartphone or tablet in hand and a zoo full of adorable animated critters, kids have Mandarin at their fingertips. Gordon & Li Li: Learn Animals in Mandarin brings the joy of Michele Wong McSween’s acclaimed Mandarin/English bilingual board book series to kids’ favorite gadgets.

Each slide features one animal with original animation by artist Nam Doan – along with the animal’s name written in English and pinyin, and the Chinese character. Younger readers can easily swipe through each page and hear the words spoken in English and Mandarin. Older readers can take their learning a step further by learning how to write the Chinese character with a special tracing feature. Tracing allows kids to use their fingertips to write and master Chinese characters in an intuitive and natural way. The app is designed to engage kids as they grow.