Reviews of A Little Dynasty Products
Angela Chee (www.thezenmom.com) - San Diego, California -
Maria Wen Adcock (www.biculturalmama.com) - Long Island,
New York - January 2013
Grace Hwang Lynch (www.hapamama.com) - San Jose, California -
Please refer to Product Review section for each item.
Chinese Teachers / Educators
“The Boo Boo products present the potential for fun, interactive activities through which
children (and adults) can learn Chinese together.”
MS Mind Brain and Education – Harvard University
PhD Candidate - Learning, Cognition, and Development - University of California,
"I have been using Go Boo Boo for 2 weeks with my class. While most of them had a solid grasp
on Zhuyin, I had a few students who were struggling, especially those who had
learned Pinyin first. After using the flash cards daily along with the
books and songs those few have caught up. The whole class enjoys Go Boo Boo and
loves the CDs. I often see students choosing the Go Boo Boo books during free
choice reading! Many times they will go look at the Go Boo Boo poster as a
resource, ignoring the other Zhuyin posters in the room and the charts on their
desk. It's a great product and I would highly recommend it to anyone learning
Mandarin Chinese! My students love it!"
Assistant Principal / Lead Mandarin Teacher - Marian Bergeson Elementary School (Mandarin Immersion Program), Laguna Niguel, California, Capistrano Unified School District
"The products are very useful and interesting for children to learn Zhuyin symbols and animals
at the same time. I am a Chinese teacher and I use the chart in class. I found that the students became more interested and motivated to pick up Chinese while learning the animals along with Zhuyin."
Pre-Kindergarten Chinese Immersion Program - Marian Bergeson Elementary School,
Laguna Niguel, California, Capistrano Unified School District
"I am a Chinese teacher at A Little Dynasty Chinese School. While teaching there, I have been using the education materials from "Go Boo Boo" and I am really satisfied with the results they have brought for my students. Personally, I believe having great tools are very important for success in teaching students, especially teaching little kids. The Go Boo Boo products are made to engage students into fun and enjoyable learning experiences.
My personal favorite is the book, "Boo Boo's Chinese Grooves" which is a collection of catchy Chinese songs for kids. Not only do the kids love to sing these songs, they also learn a lot from the lyrics because the lyrics talk about manners and forming good habits. The Chinese alphabet book and Chinese alphabet cards are other great teaching aids available from Go Boo Boo. Both the cards and the book
contain interesting drawings that will capture the attention of the students and engage them into learning the Chinese alphabet. They also contain English translations along with pinyin that will help non-Chinese speaking parents to learn the Chinese alphabets along with their kids.
Using these education materials from Go Boo Boo have made teaching easier for me. It also creates a more fun and interesting learning experience for the kids so I would definitely recommend the products to other Chinese educators and parents."
Jamie Chan, Teacher -A Little Dynasty Chinese School, Irvine, California
"Unlike so many Chinese products out there, the GoBooBoo products are the only ones that have
captured both my 5 year old and 2 year olds attention. The music is catchy and talk about a shock when I heard my 2 year old singing the songs from her crib! Gone are the days when learning Chinese was torturous - GoBooBoo products make the whole learning experience fun for everyone! Now if only my husband and I could stop the songs from playing in my head when we're trying to sleep :-)
Can't wait to see more of the GoBooBoo products!"
Thalia Tong -
President, Mandarin Immersion Program Advisory Board at Bergeson Elementary
School, Laguna Niguel, California
I am a Chinese Teacher and a mom to a 5 ½ year old boy. The Go Boo Boo products are very
different from any other Chinese educational products in the market that I have seen thus far. I like to use My First Alphabet book to teach my beginner class between ages 2-4 year old all the time. All of my students love the book and the CD that comes with it. I often see my students start singing after only hearing one time. It is also a great tool to teach new students who do not have prior Mandarin experience before. The bright colors and pictures illustration is very eye catching and it makes learning so much fun. All pictures illustrated in My First Alphabet book, the Wall Chart and the Flashcard are correlated with each other so that it is consistent. I highly recommend My First Alphabet product
series to anyone that wants to learn Mandarin.
Wendy Y. - Teacher, A Little Dynasty Chinese School, Irvine, California